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On normal wash cycle the dishes are still greasy and there is food debris on the inside door the machine has water and runs through its cycle but the dishes especially the top rack is still dirty.\r\nThanks Kimi

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Depending upon the age of the DW, you may have a restricted or bad pump. You also could have a restriction in the drain line that goes to your sink.

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1) It could be a gasket somewhere starting to break down. Check your door seal.

2) Food particles could have gotten caught somewhere in the drain hose, or something, and then turned black with mold and bacteria, then when you wash, they get siphoned back into the dishwasher if the flap which composes the anti-siphon check valve on the drain hose is starting to stick open.

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