Having problems with your Maytag Dishwasher ?

Dishes do not get clean, especially on the lower part of washer. When cleaning is complete, there is still detergent in left in the soap holder


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This sounds like a restricted water flow issue. the only way through it is to open up and explore. I would expect to find a plugged screen or passageway. Also, inspect the washer arm discharge ports carefully.
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