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My dishes come out dirtier than before washed leaving a sandy gritty stuff on them

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SOURCE: Maytag Quiet Series 300/Dishwasher leaving gritty stuff on dishes

My model is simillar Cheri's. Every couple years I have to remove the plastic spray bars. They are held on by a simple torque screw. Once removed you will see debris plugging many of the holes. I have found this on all 4 of my spray bars. This debris prevents the right amount of water in the wash and rinse cycles. The upper spray bars seem to be the worse. This explains the trouble most folks have with glasses in the upper rack. Also check the docking station. You will fiind it along the back wall of your unit. The plastic tubes on the backside of each rack will slide into a hole in the docking station. After a few years the rubber seal in the docking station will be worn away. Once this happens, it prevents the correct water pressure to the upper rack. The replacement part snaps into place and cost about $25.

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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SOURCE: My dishwasher is leaving gritty, sandy particles

Dishwashers have a part usually called a separator or accumulator which traps the dirt from the water during the wash cycles while the water is continuously recycled to clean the dishes. At the end of the cycle the separator is flushed out and the trapped dirt goes down the drain. If it doesn't get flushed out the dirt builds up till it starts showing up on the dishes. Some separators have a hole on top and one on bottom with a valve which stops up one hole or the other depending which cycle it's running. The valve can be stuck or broken causing the problem.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: When wash dishes, there is gritty like food on all

This is a problem caused by:

1. Spray arms not having enough water pressure. Be sure the spray arms are correctly placed without gaps, cracks or any other problem

2. Hot water not hot enough. Check the hot water temperature and/or the settings of your dishwasher.

Posted on Dec 09, 2010

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Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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