Having problems with your Maytag 24 in. MDB4100 Built-in Dishwasher ?

I have a Maytag Dishwasher MDB4100aww that is not cleaning dishes effectively. There are small particles of food left on the dishes and some of the tougher food items to clean are staying on the dishes. The sound of water swishingspraying within the dishwasher seems to be quieter than when originally purchased (about 8 years passed). I had a local repair man take apart some of the internal pieces and clean them but it has not helped. Any suggestions?


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