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Old 09-03-2012, 12:11 PM
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I had to turn up my water temperature. It simply was not getting a hot enough water temperature. That helped a lot. But the 2nd thing was to abandon the auto dispense liquid dishwasher soap. I don't think it was putting the right amount into the wash and sometimes my dishes would be soapy after it finished washing. I started getting a white film on all my dishes which was hard to get off. I have since switched to the Cascade pellets. I have to put it each time of course, but my dishwasher is finally working after 5 years and I don't have to replace, yet!

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I had to turn up my water temperature. It simply was not getting a hot enough water temperature. That helped a lot. But the 2nd thing was to abandon the auto dispense liquid dishwasher soap. I don't think it was putting the right amount into the wash and sometimes my dishes would be soapy after it finished washing. I started getting a white film on all my dishes which was hard to get off. I have since switched to the Cascade pellets. I have to put it each time of course, but my dishwasher is finally working after 5 years and I don't have to replace, yet!
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Wink here's what i found

I agree, the thing is horrible and leaves big chunks of food all over the inside of cups primarily, but food on plates too. totally unacceptable.

We had a service man out who was useless. he didnt even run the thing.

what i found on my own is that the spray nozzles on the rotating spray arms were clogged. this means that the water the machine is pumping around the system is not being properly screened or filtered. I took apart the arms and manually cleaned the crud out of the nozzles and arms. I was amazed at what came out! I had everything from crumbly white and black crud to pumpkin seeds come out of the arms when I back washed through the spray nozzles. I put the arm in the sink and forced water backwards through the spray openings and watched the junk come out the (in) hole. had to be persistent and took about 10 minutes to clear each arm. I will repost and let you know if it worked. I think it will.

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I agree, the thing is horrible and leaves big chunks of food all over the inside of cups primarily, but food on plates too. totally unacceptable.

We had a service man out who was useless. he didnt even run the thing.

what i found on my own is that the spray nozzles on the rotating spray arms were clogged. this means that the water the machine is pumping around the system is not being properly screened or filtered. I took apart the arms and manually cleaned the crud out of the nozzles and arms. I was amazed at what came out! I had everything from crumbly white and black crud to pumpkin seeds come out of the arms when I back washed through the spray nozzles. I put the arm in the sink and forced water backwards through the spray openings and watched the junk come out the (in) hole. had to be persistent and took about 10 minutes to clear each arm. I will repost and let you know if it worked. I think it will.

Good luck
Just moved into a home with one of these devilish dishwashers. Relieved that it is not just me (it's been 5 years since I had a dishwasher and thought I must be loading wrong or something), but yeah the dishes (especially pots) come out hideous.

My question is: How do you take apart the arms to clean the nozzles? I don't want to break it just yet.

THANKS!
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Just moved into a home with one of these devilish dishwashers. Relieved that it is not just me (it's been 5 years since I had a dishwasher and thought I must be loading wrong or something), but yeah the dishes (especially pots) come out hideous.

My question is: How do you take apart the arms to clean the nozzles? I don't want to break it just yet.

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I was wondering if you ever found out how to clean the spray arms and keep them clean. My spray arm for the upper rack is not rotating.

Thanks,
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Just moved into a home with one of these devilish dishwashers. Relieved that it is not just me (it's been 5 years since I had a dishwasher and thought I must be loading wrong or something), but yeah the dishes (especially pots) come out hideous.

My question is: How do you take apart the arms to clean the nozzles? I don't want to break it just yet.

THANKS!
Did you ever completely fix the problem with the spray arms? My upper one is not spinning and the dishes/glasses on top rack are not getting clean.

Thanks
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Turn the water heater down to about 130, Ge does not recommend temp above 140. If your water if soft, you are using way too much detergent, 2 tablespoons is plenty of soap. Remember, hard water = more detergent, soft water = less detergent. This is probably your biggest problem. Look at the detergent, does the outside say with shine shield, if it does that is the same as jetdry and by using the jetdry in the tank and in the soap, that is a problem. Use either the jetdry in the tank or in the soap, but not both. Also you say you rinse the dishes well before putting them in, by doing this and using too much soap, you are creating a sudsy mess inside the washer, and nothing will get clean. So to highlight,

1. Use 2 tablespoons of soap, and no more. This is plenty.
2. If the cascade has shine shield, get cascade that does not have shine shield.
3. Turn the water heater down to 130-135
SO WHY DOES THE UNIT HAVE A EXTRA HEAT BUTTON FOR HOTTER WATER
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So Why Does The Unit Have A Hotter Water Button If Water Is To Hot
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I purchased this 10 year old house in December 2013 ...six months later the home warranty company won't send the repairman any more. I've used 10 packs of dishwasher cleaner over many days. Water is 130 or more. The dishes are filthy!! Baked on mess. Used to be sandy stuff, but it seems to be going away a bit. I'd like to invite the repairman to dinner!!! Will read the suggested fixes and try some. What about the water inlet valve?? There was a problem with the water system a few years ago, couldn't use public water the water due to dirt/sediment, could this be a contributing factor.
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Most units fill to just under the heating element.

Often if it is a low fill problem the motor will make a growling noise as it is sucking in air.
You can check for a low fill by adding some hot water after each fill in the cycle.
If it then washes OK you probably have a fill problem.
Just be careful to not overfill the unit.

Often low fill is a dirty screen filter that is built into the water/fill valve input side.
Remove the valve and check/clean the screen.
Do not permanently remove it as it is there to keep crud out of the valve which could hold it open and cause a flood.

If the screen is clean and it is a low fill problem I would replace the valve.

I am assuming that everything else seems to work OK.
Also a model number would be useful!!!
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