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My dishwasher doesn't clean the dishes very well. It drains well. It used to work fine. Something's happened in the last 30 days where it leaves grease and mess all over the plates. There is water. he soap dispenser is working. What trouble shooting tips can you share with me.

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Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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