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My dishwasher leaves black specks all over the glasses inside and out. They are better if left on the bottom rack but this wastes a lot of space. Dishes placed on the top rack will come out fine if the opening is big like a bowl but glasses placed on top rack will be dirty. I could put them in the dishwasher clean and they will come out with these black specks. Dried on at end of cycle and extremely difficult to get off. Have to soak glasses. Also I took the bottom "washer blade" off it turns off easily by hand. Underneath this there are two white parts look like big washers. One is split in half. Is this suppose to be like this?

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After you load up your dishwasher check that the top arm spins freely. Something might be stopping it. eg Big plates like I have. I can only put them on the sides.
As for the white parts , hard to tell without a picture.

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SOURCE: upper rack dishes dirty

Is it filling with enough water. Look or if you don't know how much water is supposed to be there , Just add a gallon of hot water to the machine after it fills. If this solves the problem check the filter in the fill valve or replace the valve.

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SOURCE: kitchen aid dishwasher doesn't clean dishes in the top rack

Sounds like you have 1 of 2 problems. Either your pump is clogged or you need a bigger drain loop.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: kitchen aid dishwasher doesn't clean dishes in the top rack

replace the top spray arm and it should work ok again

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SOURCE: Dishes not clean. Lower spray arm possibly not moving.

Remove the lower basket so you can access the lower arm.

Does it spin freely? If not, remove and clean the rotating point. Make sure the spray nozzles are not clogged and there as no chunks of stuff inside the spray arm.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag dishwasher quiet series 400. Dishes have hard stuck on grit and food particles after rinsed and dried.

Very common problem is soap build up in these machines. Try putting it into a wash cycle with no dishes, and no soap. Let it wash for about 5 minutes, and then open the door. If you see alot of soap suds, then soap build up is the problem. Try doing a couple loads with no soap, and no dishes, and throw a cup of vinegar into the machine halfway through the wash. Repeat as necessary. This should solve your problem.

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