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Hi,
Check the rotating spray bar - the little holes that the water comes out of - and which make it rotate - could well be clogged up with food debris and jar labels. It may be held on with a thmbwheel / knurled nut which may have a left hand thread.

Hope this helps. D.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: My Kitchenaid dishwasher not cleaning dishes on top shelf

You need to clean the jets on the machine arm with an old toothbrush etc... then clean out the debris filter on the bottom of the tub near the dryer bar. The calcification in the little jet areas causes this problem. This should help.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Hold the lower spray arm hub (plastic bolt spray arm connects to) and turn the lower spray arm counter clockwise to remove it.
Using a torx bit, remove the 4 screws and the top cover. Remove the screws for the lower cover and the chopper cover. Insert a flat screwdriver it into the clip of the chopper cover to pull it up easier.
Unless there are alot of "foreign objects" in that area, be prepared to replace the chopper, the motor and/or sump assembly.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: MY KITCHENAID DISH WASHER TOP SHELF IS NOT CLEANING AT ALL .

There may be something plugging up the arm that sprays over the dishes. And of course, I'm sure you know not to place items like bowls, pots, etc that will block the flow of water from the bottom sprays.

Although the bottom jets do most of the working cleaning the top items, the spray from above is vital. Take the stem pipe leadin from the top to the bottom off and separate the spray arms carefully. If you can, look throgh each end to make sure no deposits are in there.

Another way is to blow compressed air from the center stem down in the water supply unit. If food particles are there you'll see them.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4319937-dishwasher_maintenance

heatman101

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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SOURCE: I have just moved into a new rental & the

That looks like the Washing powder residue. I am having a similar problem. But I am finding that the heating element isn't working anymore and hence can't rinse with hot water thus appears the soapy residue which dries into a 'sandy' substance as you say. Sorry no solution for you yet, can you check if when it finishes and you open it - its still hot inside?

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

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