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Microscreens on Maytag Dishwasher

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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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    My problem exactly with my GE Nautilus dishwasher. It is like sand has been sprayed around especially in the bowls and glasses. I tried cleaning out the screen at the bottom back of the dishwasher, but that didn't help. I notice that for some reason there is a two-four inch section at the top right of the inside door, at the seal that also collects these sandy particles.

  • Still trying Feb 29, 2008

    I also have the same problem. I have the Kenmore Elite 16469 and around Christmas time I noticed the dishes not being rinsed well. The filter area was cleaned as well as the filter in front of the garburetor where we did find bits of glass and an olive pit and become stuck.

    Since cleaned it's now become hit and miss. About one out of every three loads is not rinsing properly especially on the upper rack.

    Help me!

  • pittipat Nov 10, 2008

    Lots of particles left on the bowels and glasses in the top shelf.

    We took apart the bottom gizmos and cleaned out as much as possible. Still having the problem, and now the dishwasher is very loud. We had a great deal of white sediment in the bottom the consistency of peanut butter. I think it was undesolved detergent. I never found anything resembling a screen, let alone a microscreen, but I would love to cean it if I could find it!



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The problem for the spots is hard water. There is a new product out at 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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