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Our 16 year old dishwasher takes way longer to finish cycles, has become very loud and now no longer cleans the dishes - especially the top rack and the silverware. We have hard water and I have run it with vinegar in a bowl 3 times and have been cleaning all the deposits I can today. It doesn't seem to be draining out all the gunk. Water flow seems ok, the arms have nothing blocking them. Any instructions for me to follow to clean out the mechanisms? Or has it run its lifespan... Thanks!

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Parts are no longer available for your dishwasher. Typically - manufactures end support after 10 years.
Your hard water deposits will never come all the way out. They will be "clean" for a month or so until another calcium chunk breaks free and clogs all the jets again.

I'm afraid to say its time for another.

Thanks!!

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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