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I have a Haier HDW300SS dishwasher. My problem is that it is not dissolving the detergent powder. It doesn't even get wet! Is the bottom spray arm at fault? Have tried putting less dishes on the lower shelf and trying different wash setting. Thanks.

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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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Posted on Apr 03, 2011

  • Prem Mulberry Apr 13, 2011

    A good source for Haier dishwasher service manuals is here:http://steprightupmanuals.com/dishwasher...

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