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Dirty dishes The dishwasher in the house I moved into is a very basic model of approximately 1-2 yrs. old. In every load that I wash there are some dishes that are not cleaned properly. I do not have access to a users manual and was wondering if I need to set the water temperature? Can anyone help?

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You need to take the spray arm off of the bottom and get down to the filter: there's probably food trapped in the filter somewhere, not able to drain out and it keeps recycling onto the dishes at each cycle. Good luck!

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