Model #PDW8281N20SS Ge dishwasher

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model PDW8281N20SS GE Profile dishwasher dishes not cleaning properly? It worked very well for about a year (it's a new appliance) but now leaves residue etc?



Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life. I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly.

Here are some reasons the dishwasher may not be cleaning properly:

  1. Not using Rinse Aid or not using enough Rinse Aid.
  2. Water temperature is too low.
  3. Not using the right amount of detergent or detergent is too old.
  4. Hard water or high mineral content in water.
  5. Overloading or improper loading of the dishwasher.
  6. Not enough water in the dishwasher.
  7. Incorrect Cycle or Option selection.
  8. Washing items that are not Dishwasher Safe.
  9. Filter clogged or not installed correctly.
If you are still having trouble with the dishes coming out dirty, I recommend having a technician come out to diagnose and repair your dishwasher.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct .

Thanks again for using Manage My Life.


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Sears Technician
October 05, 2011

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