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Food remains on my dishes after a cycle. my dishes just won't get clean. I feel the water temp is hot. I'm thinking maybe I need to clean out the food trap (if there is such a thing) but I don't know how to begin. Please help.

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Well, this is kind of a big job. you need to disassemble all around the pump and clean screens. Also, clean discharge ports on the spray arms.
Really, dishwahsers do a poor job of removing food, and so plates should be pre rinsed.

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Is the water hot? (make sure hot water is available to the machine at the start of the cycle by running the sink faucet until it is hot) Are you using the internal heater? (check the control panel for this feature) Are you using the entire cycle? (time) We are not talking about baked on food here are we? Dirty dishes that have dried?

Dishwashers cant remove baked on food no matter what the advertisement said. If the food is dried on, there is a better chance but ... dishwashers work best with freshly dirty dishes. If the food is dried, at least let them soak in the dishpan for a few minutes before you put them in.

How are you arranging the dishes, can the water reach all surfaces? (Think tempest in a teapot).

Have you tried other detergents? My preference is liquid though others may prefer granulated or tablet. I also like to use a product called Rinse-Aid.

If you have considered all these ideas and the dishes are still dirty ... there may be a mechanical fault with the machine. Is it making the proper noises?, Filling and emptying properly? (listen to it)

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I have a whirlpool quiet partner dishwasher that is not getting even light food residue off the dishes. Cycles seem to be running and progressing normally, tho I do not think the water is spraying from the...


Hello,
Welcome to fixya,

You said, you have a whirlpool quiet partner dishwasher that is not getting even light food residue off the dishes. Cycles seem to be running and progressing normally, tho you do not think the water is spraying from the arms with adequate force.


I have the same machine.
And I notice if I leave the dishes in the sink rather than rinsing them off and putting them directly into the dishwasher, (Like My Wife says to do). That sometimes I have the same problem.
So I bought Jet Dry, and filled the holder. It's a small sometimes clear plastic knob that unscrews out above the soap dish.Fill it once a month!
Do you put the detergent in both cups or only the closed one?
1. If the load is not real dirty you should only have to fill the one with the door that closes.
If it is real dirty then both. To always use both is a waste of money!
2. If your hot water heater is far from your dishwasher, let the hot water tap run a minute till it comes out hot, before starting the dishwasher.
3.If the dishes or pans are very dirty and or baked on use hi temp scower and heavy or potscruber for those loads.

I use heavy wash and hot temp scower if the stuff is relly messy or dryed on.
And for baked on HI- temp scower and pot scruber which sprays harder.

You will have to experiment a little to see what works for you.
You will find it washeing good after you find what works for your families dish habits!

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