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It is an older model maching and it seems to be clogged and not cleaning the dishes..how do you unclog it

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It would be helpful to know exactly what machine you have, but the bottom line is, you need to access the screen at the bottom of the machine, where the water exits into the pump. Many units have a macerator blade in front of the screen that chops up large particles of food so that they will pass through the screen. The blade is attached to the same shaft as the pump, which both supplies the high pressure water to wash dishes and pumps out the dirty water at the end of the cycle, and if there are small hard particles, such as bits of bone, plastic or broken glass in there, they can jam the blade so that the pump does not pump properly. You will need to remove the dish racks whatever covers, etc., are on the bottom inside the machine to get at the screen and/or macerator.

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