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My dishwasher barely cleans my dishes. i basically have to wash them before i place them into the dishwasher. also, once they come out there is usually residue of the dishwashing detergent especially on the top rack. another problem is that the wheels on the bottom are all warped and come off every time i use the machine. we have had this appliance not even for 5 years and it is driving me crazy! any advice/ solutions would be very helpful.

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  • Ron Lyda Dec 29, 2010

    sounds like the pump or drain is stopped up. is there water in the bottom after the Cycle is done?

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Sounds like the pump or drain is stopped up. is there water in the bottom after the Cycle is done?

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