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Recently our GU1100XTLQ1 started having a problem. It barely cleans the bottom rack, and barely gets top rack wet. The soap stays stuck in the dispenser. I can't see inside as it runs, but my guess is that not enough water is being shot out of the various spinning arms. From looking at diagrams it would appear that this dishwasher uses a pump to circulate water from the bottom of the cavity through the spinning arms. Is my problem a dying pump?

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SOURCE: small plastic top and mid spray arm do not turn, bottom does

decrete, you want to get down to the chopper and screen. If the screen is plugged up with gunk there won't be enough pressure to reach the top spray arms. Check out the posted pics. Remove the lower spray arm. Rotate the rear feed arm to the right until it unsnaps from the tube going up the back. See the 4 torq screws holding the filter on. Remove them. Lift the filter up. Now you will see the chopper inlet cover. 1 torq screw holding it in. Lift it up and there's the chopper and screen. Catriver..post back

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SOURCE: Dishes not thourghly cleaned on top sheelve

generally dishwashers rely on the pressure supplied by the water supply line. check to see if it is enough or if inlet pipe is of sufficient diameter for needed flow.in some instances i know of seperate lines needing to be run directly instead of coming off of supply to sink area.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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SOURCE: dish washer not filling

I had the same problem. It was a clogged water inlet valve. Packed with sediment. Accessible from the bottom if you have the right tools. Just clean out and replace. Or the valve could be bad.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Soap is left in the dispenser and the top rack doesn't get clean.

the inlet water pressure need to check i think there is weak level of water , check 1st nearest tap to sea normall flow of water is good or not ?
> if it is weak so the problem outside the dishwasher it is plumbing problem
>if it is good so the problem relate to dishwasher so chech the whole path of inlet water> i think this will solve the problem
thanks

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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