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Diswasher used to get dishes clean. now there are spots, film and food remnants on dishes after cycle completed. The dishes look awful

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Check taht the detergent is getting dispensed and the water is hot and you can hear the water spraying.

ALSO refill the dispenser for the liquid sheeting such as JetDry. That is usually in the door with a twist out plug. It usually lasts 6 months or so.depending on the use.

Posted on Sep 14, 2010

  • micheleheath Sep 15, 2010

    Thanks but The detergent is dispensed, the water is hot, I use Cascade and Jet Dry. I checked the filter screen and its clean and the spray arms arent plugged. Still baffled??

  • Fred Yearian Sep 15, 2010

    A possible prioblem MIGHT be if part of the pump impeller has been damaged reducing the water spray pressure. They often use a second impeller for draining so only the cleaaning phase would be affected in that type machine. A key thing is if you can hear the water being aggressively sprayed.

    Other things might be if you overload the machine... we often do and run ours on HEAVY for a longer cycle. Yet another thing is if pots or other things with handles might impede the rotaating of the spray bars. We have had pot handles or things that hung too high or through the racks that blocked the spray bars from turning.

    Another thing is to open the washer during the cycle to check that the water level is right.

    Lastly, verify the rinse cycle is working.... that might be where the problem is... IF the timer is mechanical, a bad switch contact might prevent the proper rinse.

    I am trying to suggest all possible things I can think of...

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