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Since buying our westinghouse SB916 dishwasher, we have found the smell after opening is revolting. It locks in the smell through the day and it is unbearable. We always use Finish Powder - never anything else. Have run through several Finish Dishwasher cleaners but it has not made any difference. It does not remove tea stains from the tea cups (even though if you run your finger around the cup they wipe off easily). Not very happy with the performance at all. We always run the dishwasher on Heavy Duty cycle.

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Probably a sticky dispenser door. Run for a few times with the dispenser open and put a tablet in the cultery basket

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Sometimes the holes in the arms get blocked up,sweetcorn,rice etc, this then stops the arm spinning and water being sprayed onto plates etc, unscrew it and run water through the centre hole and see what happens.

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SOURCE: My dishwasher leaves tea stains

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Check your heating element..


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SOURCE: Soap cup still has soap at end of cycle, but cup is open

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There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not toopen. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that 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 make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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