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Intake water to an old Kenmore run very slow. Is there a filter inside the dishwasher that can be cleaned? Or any other part that needs cleaning?

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If your talking about when its filling at the beginning of the cycle, there is an inlet water valve on the bottom of the dishwasher, not sure if you can clean these out alot of them are sealed, and would require you to replace it. The water line coming into the dishwasher connects to this valve, you can take the valve off and look down inside to see if its possible to clean but most the time these need replaced. They cost around $50-75.00.



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