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Food is stuck in the bottom wand holes

Small food particles are caught in the holes on the bottom revolving wand, making the dishes on the lower rack dirty. How do I clean these out?

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My dishwasher samsung DMR777xxx, is not cleaning my dishes on the top rack and some day on the bottom. its like they have other food particle on them.


Check to make sure there is no food left at the bottom of the rack, then check to make sure you are adding the correct dishwasher soap that Samsung recommends to use with the dishwasher. If this is not working you could try using heavy duty dish washing cycle or try rinsing off your dishes before placing them into the dishwasher this reduces food buildup at the bottom of the dishwasher and helps clean your dishes better

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My Hotpoint dishwasher works fine except that it will no longer wash the dishes in the top rack. It's like the water is not coming up far enough from the bottom to do the job.


There should be an upper spray arm to wash the upper rack, it may be stuck. Look at its position, run the machine a few seconds and see if it moved. The spray nozzles on the arm often get clogged with food particles. the pipe feeding the spray arm has to extend when you pull the rack out and retracts when you push it in. Make sure it works properly and has not disconnected.

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There are 2 spray arms for the top rack. A small one on the dishwasher top and a bigger one attached to the bottom of the upper rack. Both get water feed from a flat tube that runs up the back wall of the dishwasher. Not much to the very top little arm--just check the spray holes for any food blockage and try to clean with a brush or tooth pick. The bigger arm on the bottom of the top rack gets its water feed through a hole about half way up the flat tube on the back wall. When you push the rack all the way in, it has to plug itself into that hole in the back wall. Check that plug in area and make sure nothing broke off that would keep it from making a good seal with the rack all the way in. All check all the holes in the spray arm for food blockages. On the very end of all spray arms is a main hole that is the drive hole to spin the spray arm. The water shoots out that hole and acts like a jet engine to push the arm around. Make sure those holes are clear.

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My dishes are dirty after the wash. The glasses have small particles dried on the inside. They are upside down. How does it do that? Thanks.


Thanks for using FixYa.

An answer for your question about your dishwasher could be that your jets or spray arms are clogged.

1. Please look inside the dishwasher for obvious obstructions and turn the spray arms to make sure they move freely.
2. Now look at the bottom sprayer and at the little holes. If you see food or stuff in any of the holes, use small tweezers to remove.
3. Also look in the bottom area for items which may be blocking the water delivery hole.
4. Finally, look at the top sprayer arm. Using a flashlight, look closely for food or other particles which may be clogging the holes.

Let me know if this helps or if you have questions.

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The unit is 6 years old. Dishes on the top rack do not get cleaned. Dishes on the bottom rack are fine.


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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that 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 make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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Food gets stuck on dishes especially in the top rack.


There is a waste filter in the bottom under the lower spray arm that needs to be cleaned periodically. If you are not cleaning it, it may be redepositing food particles on your dishes.
remove and clean the filter, and see if that helps.

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we had the same problem with a new dishwasher. The repair man told us that the liquid soap would froth too much and not fully rinse out of the system. So the food particles stayed in the trap and wouldn't rinse away. Also the drain hose needs to be looped up to the top of the dishwasher or ran directly down to drain so the wash water doesn't just drain back into the dishwasher. Also check you top rack water jets to see if there are food particles which move into the holes and block the water flow on that level. Hope this helps :-)

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Top rack of dishwasher seems to deposit particles of food on to glasses so not only are they dirty at the end of the cycle, the pieces of food particles are difficult to scrub off them. This happens with...


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