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Hi - As the title, the dishwasher is not cleaning dishes properly. I've found several sites that suggest things to do which starts from the basic like cleaning the wash arm assemblies (center, lower, upper) then from there start at replacing parts.

Problem is that once all is said and done, it may be less expensive to replace the dishwasher than try part 1, part 2, part 3 and so on...

What would you suggest? Maybe there is a common issue to this model that I should be looking at?

I got prices and solutions from this site:

https://www.repairclinic.com/Repair...2160067-/New/Samsung-Null-DW80J3020US-AC-0000
 

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What does it hurt you to clean the wash arms? The holes in them often get clogged with food and gunk, which cuts the water flow and velocity coming out of them.
 

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I've done that - cleaned the wash arms, and will look at more videos and try those additional cleaning steps as well. I just don't want to start replacing part after part, only to find that I've spent $500 and could have bought a new dishwasher.

I suppose what I'm trying to find out if there is a "smoking gun" for the part that always fails and replace that one item instead of trying part A, then B, etc.,
 

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There aren't that many moving parts on a dishwasher so you need to determine if something is broken. Does it sound like it always did when running? Do you run the hot water in the sink before you turn the dishwasher on? Having the water already hot when it's filling the dishwasher helps it clean better. Do the arms spin freely? Are the holes in the arms clogged? Have you tried a different brand of dishwasher detergent? Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?

My Bosch dishwasher wasn't cleaning all that well early last year. I was using Bubble Bandit detergent. I switched to Cascade Platinum and the dishes are clean once again.
 

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There aren't that many moving parts on a dishwasher so you need to determine if something is broken. Does it sound like it always did when running? Do you run the hot water in the sink before you turn the dishwasher on? Having the water already hot when it's filling the dishwasher helps it clean better. Do the arms spin freely? Are the holes in the arms clogged? Have you tried a different brand of dishwasher detergent? Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?

My Bosch dishwasher wasn't cleaning all that well early last year. I was using Bubble Bandit detergent. I switched to Cascade Platinum and the dishes are clean once again.
I'll check all the moving parts again, and the center part - saw that on a video. We'll also try a different brand of soap. We are using a less expensive brand but at the same time had been using 2 pods instead of 1 so really probably are not saving any money.

Thanks for the tip!
 

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Most Dishwashers have a 4 second refill of fresh water at the cycle complete to keep the pump wet (seals). This may be heard with the solenoid energizing and the water flowing at the cycle end when running a rinse only cycle. Generally the water is barely visible if at all. On my MDB9600AWW, pushing the reset button once will start a cycle, second push begins drain for 2 min as displayed, then it will fill for the 4 seconds or so. At bakingreview.com I found help regarding dishwashers.
 
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