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Just bought new Kenmore Ultrawash (1 step down from Elite) and the dishes on the bottom rack are not coming out clean - top rack seems to be doing ok. I'm using powdered D, running hot water 1st, have tried different settings, nothing helps. Should we return it (what a pain!)? Is there a trick to installing that could cause this?


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\015\012\015\012Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the\015\012Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure the\015\012water temp. It should be as close to 125 degree F to 140 degree F as possible.\015\012Now try using the temperature boost feature if your dishwasher is equipped with\015\012this cycle feature and check if this will help your wash ability issues.
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\015\012\015\012Now check the Powder soap by making sure that you store\015\012your soap in a dry environment and it is not stale and clumping together.\015\012Possibly try a different detergent like a liquid or gel. Also, make sure the\015\012dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
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\015\012\015\012To check the proper filling dishwasher will fill with\015\012water up to and around the heating element. If water is more below the heating\015\012element, you may have low water pressure or a problem with the fill valve. Try\015\012& listen if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough\015\012pressure.
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\015\012\015\012For low water pressure, try to clean the screen at the\015\012entrance of the fill valve, sometimes the fill valve can fail and not allow the\015\012proper water into the dishwasher and may need to be replaced. And, check\015\012the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks. Also make sure that the water\015\012is draining and is not accumulated in the dishwasher, if it is in\015\012dishwasher then check for clogged drain hoses and drain pump.
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\015\012\015\012Low water fills are a very common trouble maker with\015\012today's dishwasher. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or\015\012else revert for further assistance.
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\015\012\015\012Thanks
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