My Maytag dishwasher is not getting dishes as clean as it used to. It feels like the dishes are not rinsed as well as they previously were, and particularly on the top rack, it feels like there are small food particles that got sprayed on the dishes and not rinsed off before the dryer cycle starts. I have heard that Maytag uses a microscreen technology and that over time, either food deposit or hard water deposits will cause it to clog. Any idea how I replace the screens or fix the ones I've got?
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Re: Microscreens on Maytag Dishwasher
The problem for the spots is hard water.There is a new product out at www.dishwasherfilter.com that solves this problem once and for all.It is a small filter that goes under the sink and filters out the hard minerals that cause these spots from the water before they enter the dishwasher.It is very affordable (like 70 bucks) and even has a money back guarantee.After just one load you will be amazed how your dishes look. You will have crystal clean dishes and will not clog the dishwasher in the future.
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There are some things you can try, however, if your Maytag dishwasher is not getting your dishes as clean as you would like. Maytag recommends several processes for fixing this issue with your dishwasher.
Do not run your Maytag dishwasher while hot water is being used in other parts of your home, such as washing clothes or showering. Hot water is needed for your Maytag dishwasher to properly clean dishes.
Run water in the sink in your kitchen until it gets very hot. Then, turn on your Maytag dishwasher. This will ensure that the water cleaning your dishes is the hottest possible temperature.
Clean your Maytag dishwasher to improve the cleaning results for dishes. Run your dishwasher on a short wash cycle and wait for it to fill up with water. Stop the cycle and add about 1/3 of a cup of rust remover to the dishwasher and finish the cycle. Run your Maytag dishwasher through one normal cycle with regular detergent to finish the cleaning process.
Check your detergent. Old detergent or those that have been exposed to moisture can be clumpy. This detergent will not clean your dishes as well when loaded into your Maytag dishwasher. Purchase fresh detergent.
Use extra detergent when washing dishes that have a lot of built-up grease or food particles. The extra amount of detergent is needed to get your dishes clean. Choose a long cleaning cycle to clean these dishes.
Fill your Maytag dishwasher properly. Dishes should not be stacked on top of each other or excessively crammed into your dishwasher. This will keep the dishwasher from adequately cleaning all areas of your dishes and from rinsing them thoroughly.
Is your water hot? Does the DW feel hot while it is working (this is one way to tell.)?
Is your dishwasher clean inside? Check carefully for any debris accumulation in the dishwasher.
What type of detergent do you use and what type of rinsing agent? Some water is just too hard or soft for dishwashers and you need the newer dishwasher tabs which have both and in the right amounts to achieve sparkling clean dishes.
it may be hard water or some other minerals in your water. there is a new product out called the dishwasher filtration system and it actually filters the water going into the dishwasher. i tried everything to get my dishes clean but nothing worked until i tried this system. my glasses all had a white, cloudy look to them and it was terrible. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. it is very affordable and works amazing. the filter fits right under the sink and solves the problem immediately. if you use the discount code DFMTEN you will get 10% off
Although I previously posted with the same problem of a film on the dishes after cleaning, I did find a section in the owner's manual which solved my problem. Lift up the rinse aid cap on the inside door - the factory setting is on "4". The rinse aid works in conjunction with your local water, which has variations in it's hardness or softness. When your dishes are streaky, lower the rinse aid setting to 1 or 2. If your dishes are spotted, raise the rinse aid setting higher.