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LG dishwasher wont clean top rack dishes

The dishwasher leaves debris all over the dishes of the top rack. You can even see debris on the door when the cycle is complete. We have cleaned the bottom area around the propeller, and it didn't seem to help. We are now using, power scrub, sanitary and the extra rinse clycle

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  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. Just bought the dishwasher 3 months ago. I have to wash all glasses by hand.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    I have the exact same problem.  It drives me crazy.  bottom rack is always clean but top isn't.  PLEASE HELP 

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    Me too.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    the top sprayer arm does not seem to clean the dishes in the top tray, food remains on the glasses and bowls after a complete cycle.

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If the unit is cleaning the bottom dishes normally, try unplugging the unit for 5 minutes to reset the control board.  If that doesn't work, then the control board needs to be replaced.  The problem is that control board is not diverting the water to the upper wash arm during the cycle.  Possibly a program problem

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