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Dishwasher is not cleaning dishes thoroughly. It leaves specs of food on them.

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Check the cleanliness of the water inputs (sometimes the 'spinny' thing at the top)
These can get full of limescale - which will restrict the water output.
Also check the water teperature (does it seem warm enough when its finished the cycle)

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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