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Troubleshooting a Whirlpool Dishwasher Not Cleaning Top Rack

If your Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning top rack dishes, there are several potential causes that you can troubleshoot yourself. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common reasons why a dishwasher may not be cleaning dishes properly. We will also provide tips on how to unclog blocked spray arms and how to increase water pressure so that your dishwasher can do its job correctly!

How to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Dishwasher not Cleaning Top Rack Dishes

Is your Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning top rack dishes? You’ll want to ensure you know how to load dishes correctly and follow the troubleshooting steps below.

Blocked Spray Arms

One potential reason for dishes not getting clean on the top rack is that the spray arms are blocked. The dishwashers spray arms spin and shoot water at high pressure to clean your dishes. If they are obstructed by something like large pots or pans, they will not be able to do their job correctly. Make sure you check the loading of your dishwasher and that nothing is blocking the spray arms.

Clogged Spray Arms

Another potential reason for poor dishwashing performance is clogged spray arms. If your Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning top rack dishes has become a problem, it may have a clogged spray arm. Over time, the small holes in the spray arm can become clogged with food or grease. This will reduce the water pressure and prevent the dishes from being cleaned properly.

Are you wondering how to unclog dishwasher spray arms? To clean your dishwasher’s spray arm, remove it and soak it in a solution of white vinegar and water. You can also use a toothbrush or toothpick to clean out any debris that may be stuck in the holes.

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Overloading with Dishes

If your Whirlpool dishwasher doesn’t clean dishes on top rack, it is important to make sure you are not overloading your dishwasher with dishes. If there are too many dishes in the machine, they will block the water from reaching the top rack. This will prevent your dishes from getting clean. Make sure you check the manufacturer’s instructions to see how many dishes can safely be loaded in your dishwasher.

Low Water Pressure

If you have low water pressure, it can affect the performance of your dishwasher, and can certainly cause your Whirlpool dishwasher not cleaning top rack dishes. Low water pressure will prevent the dishwasher from being able to spray water at high enough pressure to clean your dishes properly. If you think you may have low water pressure, contact a professional plumber to check your home’s water system.

Contact a Professional Dishwasher Repair Technician

If you have followed all of the troubleshooting steps and your Whirlpool dishwasher still is not cleaning top rack dishes correctly, it may be to contact a professional dishwasher repair technician. They will be able to diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Give Capital City Appliance Service a call today for fast, professional service for all of your appliance repair needs.

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