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Dishwasher leaves residue in top rack only

My Smeg dishwasher always leaves food residue on items in top rack - bottom rack is always clean. It looks like stuff that has been somehow circulated round from items all over the dishwasher. i have run a dishwasher cleaner through, and taken off and cleaned all the spray arms and filters.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem as above - I can only describe the residue as being like weetabix which gets dried onto glasses and mugs etc on the top rack. Have cleaned out everything - can't take off the back as suggested as it is built in!

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    Same problem - top rack only: residue gets dried hard onto glasses and mugs etc which are then very difficult to clean. Can't take of back as suggested as it is integrated.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    my dishwasher has been taken apart front and back I replaced the switched described and the problem did not go away but actually got worse. if anyone can help me please do I have hired a repair man and they say to just replace it but I don't have the money. Can anyone give me some more ideas to fix this please?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    top rack not cleaning (glassware) should I check the top spray-jet for blockage or clean a filter?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    top rack not cleaning. Should I check the filter of the top spray jet for blockage/

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    dishwasher is blocked. have taken out all the water. the first small filter is out. the sencond round one is out. then the panel with a hole is out. now i can see a black smallish handle, in side where i have cleaned. and directly inside a round cover about 2inches in diametre. what do i do now. thanks

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Most cleaning problems are caused by the dishwasher not getting enough water. It could be cause of the switch level, which control water level in the tub. The switch level is usually a diaphragm device with a small clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. I am not familiar with your machine, but if you will open the rear panel you will find it easily. Be aware you should discoonect the power cable !!! Clear the tube (attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub) from any obstruction.In case it will not solve the problem, you should replace the switch. Good luck !

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