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My dishes are not getting clean, especially the glasses in the top rack. They have a gritty substance on them after a wash session. The bottom rack seems to be okay, but the top rack is not clean at all. I've never had any problems with this appliance at all.

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  • jmhagan2 Aug 29, 2010

    I haven't tried it, but I am going to get a Finish Dishwashing cleaning kit tomorrow. Thank you! I appreciate your help.

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The problem in the top drawer could be due to a few reasons.

Have you cleaned the wash arm and does it sit in alignment with the hole from which the water comes in.

Try to increase the quantity of detergent and rinse aid to see if there is any difference to the cleaning of the glasses.

You can check if water is getting to the top rack by leaving a container in it to measure the quantity of water at end of wash cycle. The gritty substance is usually the sand in the detergent. It is left behind because there may not be adequate water reaching the top rack.

Once in a few months you should use a Finish Dishwasher cleaning kit and run the empty dishwasher with it according to the instructions on the kit.

Hope this will help solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

  • Sam Aug 29, 2010

    Also check the top washer arm and if the water is getting to it.

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