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Bits of food on glasses

I have a KitchenAid KUDM01TJ-BL0. Recently it began leaving bits of food on the dishes, mainly the glasses on the top rack. I've tried using the hi-temp scrub setting, as well as multiple brands and forms of detergent. Nothing has helped. Also, sometimes the whole load of clean dishes comes out smelling like wet dog. I think this may be related to putting dishes with eggs on them in the it may not be related.

Any ideas how I can fix this so my husband won't make me buy a new one? :)

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  • dalidowicz Sep 10, 2008

    I left a note a little earlier, but this problem is closer to my complaint. I, also, have a Kitchen Aid dishwasher that was supposed to be 'the best thing since slice bread'! Well, it leaves a fine gritty crudy residue on the inside of all the glasses in the top rack. It's GROSS! I've taken to washing all of them by hand.....what good is the Kitchen Aid? Anyone have a solution to this problem?


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I just read majortom 350's solution. I have my manual, where is the screen? There is a vent that is #10 on the diagram. Is that it? Please help!

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The screen inside the dishwasher mechanism not the screen in the washer is clogged.Look at the parts breakdown in your manual and maybe you want to tackle the job,it isn't hard,I do mine about 3 times a year.

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    Ndishes If the part 10 (couldn't find the parts breakdown) is a screen with what looks like a small propeller on it then that is the part that needs cleaning.The food residue builds up and almost forms a matted paper like stuff that seals the screen.Hope this helps.Need help

  • kitchbandaid Nov 16, 2010

    Same problem, same solution. I have to clean the screen inside the food grinder (that's what the little propeller is) every few months. It's hard to get to, there are 5 or 6 screws to undo and it's really tedious -> I am now going to buy a new dishwasher.


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I have the same problem, and sometimes, when I add salt to my water softener, the problem goes away until the next time I need to add salt. Other times, I have no idea when I'm going to have the crud in the glasses. I've tried different detergents, rinse agents and even different shaped glasses. Seems the glasses which have slightly larger bottoms than tops are worse.

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Is it part #6 here:

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