Having problems with your Maytag 24 in. PDB1420 Built-in Dishwasher ?

Food particles are on dishes after washing

\015 I have a Maytag Performa PDB1420AWX. It is leaving small food particles on the dishes after finished washing. I rinse and scrape the food particles off before putting in the dishwasher. Why is it doing this?\015

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Try adding bicarb of soda/baking soda and vinegar in the detergent dispenser. Bicarb fizzes off hardened particles and vinegar strips off grease and aids rinsing.
I had the same problem where food seem to be still on dishes after complete cycle. Long story short, I found out that the dirty water was not completely draining after each cycle. I have had a backup in my kitchen sink for awhile where the dishwasher drain hose is attached under the sink. What happened is since my kitchen sink has had a slow drain due to stoppage, the dirty water from the dishwasher ejecting into the sink drain has been backing up. Thus due to the sink being higher than the pump on the dishwasher, the pump could not overcome the buildup and dirty water has been going back into the dishwasher and not completely draining. Then you have wash cycles where dirty and clean water are circulating and your dishes never get clean and you see debris. This may not apply to a lot of folks, but will save you from blaming the dishwasher. Just get your drain cleaned so the dishwasher water can eject freely down where the drain cycle completely drains the filthy water out.
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