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Maytag MDB8951WW Since Christmas my dishwasher is not washing

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Maytag MDB8951WW

Since Christmas my dishwasher is not washing the dishes right.
I use Cascade Extra Action with Dawn.
Dishes are coming out cloudy, greasy & has sandy grit on inside of glasses and everything.
Thought maybe my husband was overloading it & putting things on top of other items, but it does the same thing when I fill it. I checked the filter but there doesn't seem to be a way of taking it out.
I hope you can help me before my next load.

Happy New Year!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 6 years ago.
Hi, my name is Chas, I am hoping that I will be able to help you with your problem today..

When the unit fills how far below the heating element is it when it starts washing?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Just filled it & it goes up to (touching the bottom of it) the heating element.
Expert:  Chas replied 6 years ago.

Can you tell if all the wash arms are turning when you run the cycle?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Top rack wash arm keeps getting stuck. Btm 1 seems fine.