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Hello. my dishwasher leaves gunk on the inside of glasses that were wiped clean before washing. It seems like that would mean the drain to the disposal is clogged but the hose is clear and the impellar is free. I blew on the hose and got movement in the disposal. the impellar is clean and new looking. I thought it would be a little dirty? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I will answer any question you have in case i didn't explain it well.

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  • epdowd Oct 09, 2010

    Thanks for the help. I would also add that the stuff on the inside of my glasses and bowls is always gritty white residue with bits of mystery stuff in it.

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There are many probable causes of failure .

A dishwasher's water inlet valve is its most common part to fail. When your dishes are not being fully cleaned, quite often a faulty water inlet valve is to blame. Test your dishwasher's water inlet valve, and if it is no longer functioning as it should, you will have to replace it.

Water temperature is a key element in achieving clean dishes. A dishwasher's heating element is not designed to heat the water that enters it. Rather, the heating element is designed to maintain the heat of the water that enters the dishwasher. Its a good idea to run the hot water in your sink for a couple of minutes before you run the dishwasher. Just to make sure the water is nice and hot before it enters the dishwasher. If the water is unable to stay hot, it can adversely affect your dishwasher's cleaning ability.


There is a filter in your dishwasher. Its function is to keep large particles of food and foreign objects away from the pump. Many of the newly-manufactured dishwashers have self-cleaning filters, and routine cleaning isn't a concern. However, some other dishwashers need to have the filter removed and cleaned regularly. If the filter or grate is clogged or blocked with debris, it may interfere with the normal functioning of your dishwasher

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