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This dishwasher (MAYTAG DWU6402AAE) is 12 years old, and recently started having a problem with the water. I'm not convinced it's spraying or even rinsing. The soap doesn't drain from the container. Dishes are not getting clean. I'd like to know if there's anything I can do to fix this before I call in a repairman. I'm very handy, and can follow instructions. Thanks. Mike


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DWU700BAXSoap dispenser does not open during wash cycle. Kace removed ans cleaned pupp and filter also center nozzle which did have some paper specks but is now clean
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