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Not so much a mom question but when I take the dishes out of my dish washer they are dirtier than they where when they went in any I deas why or how to fix it?

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Asked by proudusarmywife at 9:36 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • i have had the same problem lately if you get an answer let me know

    Answer by jodi205 at 9:37 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Do you rinse your dishes before you put them in? Try running the cycle on the hottest setting empty. You may have clogged jets or something.

    Answer by Chrissy629 at 9:40 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • Did you make sure you are not out of jet dry? We have hard water and the min. I am out in the dishwasher I notice a BIG difference.

    Answer by Soniam301 at 9:40 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • There is usually a food trap in the bottom of the dish washer, if/when it gets full it can cause the food to end up back all over the dishes. I would check that.

    Answer by Jazak at 9:43 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • I'll bet it is the filter. Remove the bottom tray (or whatever the drawer/ basket is called) and look at the filter on the bottom of the machine where the water goes down. I had mine get stopped up once- too full of food particles. LIft the filter out, sometimes it has to be unscrewed, and clean it out in the sink, then replace. Good luck!

    Answer by Bmat at 9:45 PM on Jan. 6, 2009

  • food or spots? try a powder detergent instead of liquid. and nothing with lemon

    Answer by juliegorham at 2:08 AM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • Definitely check the food trap. That is what our dishwasher manufacturer told us when we had issues. Also it helps to use this product called Dishwasher Magic once a month. You can get it at Walmart for around $3 a bottle. Then you just run it with this cleaner and it really does help keep it clean.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:49 AM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • make sure to run the disposal before you run the dishwasher... also look inside the dishwasher and see if it has a food trap, it may need to be emptied (happens to mine quite a bit) or cleaned

    Answer by nAnTcElOu at 9:37 AM on Jan. 7, 2009

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