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Not cleaning the dishes

My ge dishwasher is 3 years old, we do not have hard water...the inside is clean..and no visible clogs..and yet my dishes still come out dirtier than when they went in??

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  • gagie24 Jul 07, 2008

    My dishwasher is brand new and I am extremely disappointed with it!!!!

    I need to run the dishwasher at least 3 times before they are remotely clean. Even then, I need to hand wash them. My dishes NEVER feel clean.

  • aimzer Sep 21, 2008

    My detergent isnt getting dissolved either...

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Make sure you don't have tall dishes in front of the detergent dispenser that would prevent it from opening. Put short dishes like salad plates there.

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You need to check your water temp after it enters the diswasher, it should be at least 120 deg when it get in the dishwasher. If it not then the detergent, food, and greese can't break down.

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