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KITCHENAID DISHWASHER NOT CLEANING PROPERLY; CAKED BITS OF FOOD LEFT ON DISHES AT END OF CYCLE.

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  • bqdc Mar 17, 2009

    I'm having the same problem. I purchased a top-of-the-line KitchenAid dishwasher and the irony is this it's the worst at cleaning dishes of any of my dishwashers.. I suspect the pump inside of the dishwasher isn't producing enough water pressure because the top rack dishes are less clean than the bottom rack. I have contacted KitchenAid and they are sending someone for service... I will report back.

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There's a filter at the bottom of the inside of the washer. remove the rack and spray arm and you can get to the filter and clean it out. once cleaned you will notice a difference after each cycle.

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