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\015 I had a new dishwasher,(Maytag)that I began having trouble with within a few months. The tech from the store came out for a period of several months, trying something new, cosulting with Maytag, and finally after every possible try, the store provided a brand new dishwasher(this time a Whirlpool)and in no time at all, the same problems started. I live in a small town, and am too embarrased to call them back, but it does the same thing-food that wasn't there is on the dishes, soap granules, anything silver or metal is tarnished, even the elements have a residue left on the. I have LeCreuset cookware(enamel on cast) that it ruined the finish. I am desperate! Right now I have a new (8months) dishwasher and I'm washig by hand.\015
Try this right away: Buy a box brand name dishwasher detergent powder (e.g. Electrosol or Cascade.)
Use it for two loads and report back here with your findings. We will take the next step if needed. OK?
Use it for two loads and report back here with your findings. We will take the next step if needed. OK?
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There are no error codes showing, water is definately getting hot but dishes on bottom tray not cleaning, i have used few products specially designed to clean the dishwasher itself without any dishes in, checked the filter, salt, etc, used tablets, gels ... nothing seems to work. Dishes just not clean !
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Hi \015\012 \015\012Add some vinegar to each load along with the detergent you are using, also stop heat drying your dishes. Never use liquid or gel detergent .Dishwashers have some delicate parts a ... Dishwashers
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Hi,Check your heating element.. Dishwasher ... Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher
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... GE Dishwashers
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Best off to call a certified repair company such as Sears. ... Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher
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... KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher
My ge triton xl dishwasher isn't getting are dishes clean. There is a white film on the glasses and I find dark spots on my plates. There is always dish soap left behind in the dish soap container. It was a great dishwasher but all of a sudden the dishes do not get clean.
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The spray arms do not seem to be rotating. The dishes are not getting clean and even though we had the spray devices cleaned by a service tech and just ran a full wash cycle with vinegar, the soap dispenser isn't fully cleaned of soap and the dirtiest of the dishes are still soiled.
Probably the pump is bad ... Dishwashers
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