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I have a GE dishwasher with poor drying. One service call said to make your water hotter and us a jet dry rinse. Not any better. Another call went to GE, this time they have a vent kit to help push out the steam and the computer will be reprogrammed to allow a longer dry time. Will have this done when the parts arrive at my home. Then the repair man will install and make computer adjustments. Looks like GE knows they have a problem but won't fix it until you complain more than once and demand a fix. For all GE dishwasher owners with this problem start calling the customer service.

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Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Mar 22, 2013


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat 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 makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
Dishwasher SprayArms not Spinning

How to Buy ApplianceParts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The HeatingElement not Working

DishwasherMaintenanceDishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

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Asker's Testimonial "explanation very clear. will give it a go and see howsimple it was. thanks Ronnie " - ronnieshomes

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Sep 15, 2011


Sometimes the soap dispenser is blocked by a large item. It could be a casserole dish, baking pan, etc. Be very aware as you load your lower shelf so that there in nothing that will block the action of the dispenser.
To remove the white build up, run a regular cycle when the dishwasher is empty. Instead of using detergent, use 1/2 cup of white vinegar. This should break down the white scale. After the final rinse, if there is still evidence of the scale, use an old toothbrush to scrub it off.
I hope this helps you. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my advice!

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Jul 22, 2011


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Try holding it longer and if that dont work you might have a bad touch membrane.
Thank You and please rate my answer if it was helpful..

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011


Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat 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 makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
Dishwasher SprayArms not Spinning

How to Buy ApplianceParts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The HeatingElement not Working

DishwasherMaintenance DishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

heatman101

Asker's Testimonial "explanation very clear. will give it a go and see howsimple it was. thanks Ronnie " - ronnieshomes
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Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


Hi,

The scum, film and white residueproblems have started since the reductionof phosphates in dishwasher detergents.

Here is a tip that will help you to solve the problem of films, residue, and scum in your dishwasher.

DishwasherResidue and Film on Dishes

heatman101

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on May 12, 2011


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not drainingproblem...

Dishwasher Problems - Waterwill not drain out

heatman101

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Mar 27, 2011


Hello,
Sounds like the water is either off or a flood safe hose is being used. The valve is energized and water is not flowing in, that is what the humming noise is.
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Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Mar 22, 2011


if this is a new dishwasher it could have some plastic caught around the drain screen from packaging or if it dumps though a disposal and the disposal is new there is a little black plug that must be removed before the water will pass through the plug has to be removed with a hammer and a screwdriver the plug is located inside where the drain hose hooks to the disposal hope this helps

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011


Hello & Welcome to FixYa

If it has power but nothing is working then first check the control, if the lights are there on the control, then try to hear if the motor is running and if it does fill with water. If it fills with water and you hear a humm/buzz sound from the bottom panel then it is the motor that is bad and needs replacement. If it is completely dead then it is the main board also known as the electronic control that is bad and needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Kenmore 18 in.... | Answered on Dec 12, 2010

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