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Repairman1981
Repairman1981, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
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Experience:  10 years Repairing Appliances, Factory Trained in Several Major Brands Self employed owner at All Better Appliance
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My Dishwasher contiues to have trouble getting things clean.

Customer Question

My Dishwasher contiues to have trouble getting things clean. When we remove our dishes there is what looks like seeds or sand stuck to them. Any thoughts ?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Repairman1981 replied 6 years ago.

Repairman1981 :

To start with, check your pressure, start a cycle, cup upright in the corner of the upper rack. Run for 1 minute

Repairman1981 :

It should fill the cup fully within 1 minute if not you have a pump problem, this will cause the sees or sand to stay on the dishes, and it likely comes from the sump. Should blow it off though if things are working right

Customer :

Blow off the sump ? Confused ?

Repairman1981 :

comes from the sump, just check the pressure and we'll go from there

Customer :

O.K. I will get back to you after the test.

Repairman1981 :

Any luck yet?

Repairman1981 :

I'm about to have to get off here, work starts early in the am. If you have any results please let me know and I can help tonight, if not then I will have to pick up tomorrow

Customer :

Dishwasher is full. Can't do test till tomorrow

Customer :

thank you

Repairman1981 :

You can do it full if you can get the dishes wet

Repairman1981 :

But if you don't want to tonight no big deal

Repairman1981 :

Just post back here what you find, and I will get you a answer and/or part numbers and prices depending on what you find. Thanks!

Customer :

OK. Will do test tomorrow.

Customer :

Thanks Again

Customer :

tried a measuring cup and it filled. Stopped it then tried a coffee cup and it didn't fill. Only filled a quarter of the way.