Hi have a Kenmore (what I thought was a high end dishwasher), Paid
1100.00CA$ for it.
It's about two years old, and the bottom rack's dishes are allways squiky
clean, but the top one, there is allways residue that are dried on it (I
allways use air dry).
I checked to see if the top sprayer was clogged and it's not, could the
problem be the pump... since the bottom looks to work OK.
"Always" is spelled w/ only one "L", btw... :)
The correlation between dishwasher performance and initial cost isn't
very strong. As much as I disagree w/ many of Consumers' Reports
analyses of products, their basic testing of dishwasher performance is
pretty worthwhile looking at. Perhaps your model is in one of their
rankings and you might find out if this is a generic problem that way.
I fail to follow the logic in the suggestion of detergent type having
to do w/ residue remaining from a incomplete rinse as I interpret the
symptoms you describe. If it were not cleaning, that might have some
effect, but if it is that there is residue carried over and not
rinsed, that's not going to be affected imo.
You might try a better pre-rinse and see what difference that makes --
less residue to start with means less has to be taken out...
Does the top rack have a sprayer above and another attached below it?
Check the seal at the back where the pipe on the rack meets the hole. Make
sure to push the top rack all the way back and don't rely on the door to
push it in.
Check the coverage - Place a glass upwards in the middle and corners of the
top rack and the bottom rack and check how they are filling just after the
start of the wash cycle. I assume if you open the door quickly the entire
washer is dripping with water all around the top?
If you still suspect the top rack sprayer then take out the rack and connect
a garden hose - you might find it sticks or there's some food in there or
It might be just the way you're stacking your glasses and flatware - I
assume you have mostly glasses on top and not bowls encrusted with oatmeal
=I had this problem on my high end Bosch--When I took the upper arm assembly
out to clean it, I discovered
a crack in the plastic flow tower all along one side seam. This is the
plastic piece that runs up the back of the
DW and carries water to the top spray arm/rack. Yeah, you'd think they could
use better plastic
in these $1000.+ things, eh? As it turns out, Bosch (or whomever makes Bosch
now) is making some of the Kenmore high end DWs
and they do have a model with the same plastic tower in it. Does this look
like your dishwasher?
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