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There is heavy chunks, as well as residue all over my glasses. Is there a filter I need to clean. It almost seems like it isn't draining properly???

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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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Piece of glass dropped through the filter housing when cleaning. Now there is a sound like the motor is jammed.


Hi ghedinger,

Seems something is stuck on your drain motor, now to thoroughly clean the unit and part, do the following:

- Remove as much residual water as possible from the sump and drain hose.
- Open the door.
- Remove the bottom basket.
- Remove the bottom spray arm.
- Unscrew the bottom spray arm flange.
- Remove the filter combination.
- Lay the dishwasher on its back.

Now you will see the Drain pump, like so:

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Now you need to remove the drain pump from the housing to clean it thoroughly:

- Disconnect the pump plug connections.
- Open the safety retainer clip with a screwdriver
- Turn the pump clockwise and pull it from its holder

Now clean the impeller area, and then re-fit everything (Remember: When refitting, apply a little water or soap solution to the pump seal as a slip lubricant.) Then Test

Hope this helps :-)

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Our dishwasher doesn't seem to be getting the dishes clean anymore and leaves a residue. We have changed detergents and all that, but to no avail. Is there a filter or something that needs to be cleaned...


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The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

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For 6 mos. now, my dishwasher has begun to leave this white filmy, cloudy residue on all my dishes. It has ruined calaphon utensils and glasses I have had for 14 years. The detergent has always been the...


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If you are noticing that the dishes are not clean, then there are a few things to check for. Check the soap powder if it's kept in a dry environment. Also try replacing the powder with something like a gel or liquid. Next thing to check for is the water pressure and fill valve. Check if the water is filling in and the spray arms are throwing the water with enough pressure. Try and listen to the sound if you hear a proper spraying action sound. If it seems as a low water pressure then check the fill valve.
Now, check if dishwasher is draining the water or not. While the dishwasher is working check whether the dishwasher is draining and there is not much left out water after the cycle is complete. Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present. If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump. Hope this helps......


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The dishwasher does not get my dishes clean. it leaves heavy residue on all that is in the washer. it worked fine but now it is not getting the dishes, silverware and glasses clean at all.


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The scum, film and white residue problems have started since the reduction of phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

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Just run the shortest wash cycle and check if it empties in the end. If not, then you have some blockage in the filter sump.

Go to the part of the user guide which explains how to clean drain filter and filter plate.

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alm84, Are you using a brand name powder like Electrosol or Cascade? Try that first. Seriously, it makes a difference.
When you say your water temp is within the recommended temp for the detergent manufacturer, do you mean the water heater temp at the sink tap is 120 degrees? MOST problems with cleaning that are not caused by generic detergent or plugged filter/debris in the impeller area are caused by a failed heating element. No kidding, it makes a BIG difference and once it is repaired, you will see an immediate difference.
glenda, First try this: remove the lower spray arm and the filter and assembly. Clean everything in the sink and with a flashlight, inspect everywhere for "chunks" that is probably causing the noise.
Reassemble and test. If dishes still do not get clean, check the heating element, replace if needed.
If that does not fix the problem, you will need to replace the main wash motor/impeller.
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Please update me with what you both find. OK?

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