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Top washer jets clogged or top washer pump faulty. Buy some dishwasher cleaner (like calgon) to flush system out.
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I have a kitchenaid Model KUDW03CTBL2 dishwasher. It is pumping water, but the top sprayer and the one under the top rack just have a little water coming out. Not enough to make them spin. We also noticed the water in the bottom when opened is not as much and it is cool not hot. The dishes on the top rack will not clean, and the bottom is not completely clean. We have checked water pressure and water tempurature through the house, All is operating fine. This dishwasher is only 1 year and 10month


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Upper spray arm is not turning and I don't think water is coming out. Dishes on top are not coming clean. Dishes on bottom are clean (as clean as they get with this dishwasher). How do I remove upper spray arm. Also I'm not sure how to remove lower dish rack to access upper spray arm. Any help appreicated. Kitchenaid model KUDP01FLSS5 Chris


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Top rack of dishes does not come clean - KitchenAid Dishwashers


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The dishwasher is not cleaning. It has left a residue all over the dishes especially colored plastic ware glasses. like it doesn't rinse but i have ran the extra rinse cycle and residue is still there. It has actually stained the dishes. Then ceramic dishes are not clean. And ones on the top rack feel like there is a coating on them that does not come off unless you rinse by hand.


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Glasses int he top rack of my kitchenaid dishwasher don;t get clean. they finish the run spotted and covered in what looks like baked on dirty dishwater. dishes in the lower rack look ok, but the silverware is always dirty, too. i figure it's one of two things - either the top sprayer isn't working, or the machines doesn't drain the dirty water well enough. or maybe it's something else - cycle regulator? the machine is about 4 years old. thanks


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The dishes on the top rack are not coming clean


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Hello my dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes properly and has undesolved powder in the dispenser.The plastic rack has snapped in some places and tends to sag There is a chalky residue on all utensil and they seem to come out worse than before the wash Please advise as to where replacement parts for the top rack are available and the cost for the same and if I need salt in the disherwasher . I live in Madeley ,northern Suburb of Perth Thanks Parames


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We have a Kitchen Aid dishwasher model number KUDK03CTSS3. It's only about 3 years old, but the dishes on the top rack do not get clean. We thought maybe it was water not coming out the top, or food stuck somewhere, but do not know how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Dishwasher residue All dishes, cups etc. on the top rack are coming out of the cleaning cycle w/ lots of residue dried inside and out. I am literally washing the dishes before putting them in and running it. It helps but still has some residue.


If you have residue on your dishes and use detergent tabs - you migth use too much detergent. I cut my tabs in half - everything is clean and no residue any more ... Frigidaire 24 in. PLD2850 Built-in Dishwasher
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