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My dishwasher isn't cleaning the dishes and hs become noisier when running

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It will be hlepful if you mention the make and model no. of your dishwasher.

There could be several reasons for dishwasher not cleaning the dishes.

You need reasonably hot water - not available if heater is faulty
You need to have a good spray of water - not available if wash pump not working ok.
If dishwasher uses same pump for wash and drain - you could hvae a faulty impeller causing dirty water to circulate back into the dishwasher causing these to remain dirty.
The rinse aid dispenser may not be working causing dishes not to rinse clean.

I could help further if you send me make & model no.

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