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Kitchen aid dishwasher, 3 yrs old, dishes on top rack do not get clean

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Hi,

On your model, upper rack cleaning issues are most often linked to debris in the inlet to the pump. I have put some instructions together on cleaning this. If you follow the link it will explain how to check and clean this.

Sump Clean Out

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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My dishwasher is about 4 yrs old and doesn't clean the dishes. I have tried the usual remedies and nothing seems to work. The glasses especially not only come out streaked, they retain chocolate or lip...


Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description you`re experiencing the same thing 99% of folks with this type of dishwasher do...eventually.

The good news is it is likely just a clogged up or dirty sump assembly.

Here`s what you can do, I find removing the top rack to be the best place to start.

However I also find sometimes visual "how to" instructions are better than explanations, therefor I`ve attached a video for you to check out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRCCrEwrst8&NR=1

This should help you get to the pump filter, spray arm and check for food deposit, broken glass, undissolved detergent and general water deposit built up in the sump well.

The key is to get in there and clean it all out, This will be applicable to most Whirlpool, Inglis, Kenmore, Kitchen-Aid, Jenn-Air.

When you`re finished run it through a test cycle and see how it goes. You may even want to run it empty with just a bowl of "white vinegar" on the top rack for a dishwasher bath.

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Good luck.

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