Good morning everyone!
My dishwasher has not been consistently cleaning the dishes all the way for a few months and I had just about quit using it.
But last Sunday afternoon, we had a lot of dirty dishes and I was tired so I loaded up the dishwasher, then I sat down in the living room with my son and husband. A little while later, I went in the kitchen for a drink and saw that the kitchen floor was covered with water that was coming out of the dishwasher.
Thankfully my son helped dry up the water and my husband got the water shut off.
The appliance repairman came Monday morning, ordered a part and then replaced in on Weds morning - pretty fast service!
Anyway, the water inlet valve was ruined as it was just full of alum that is in our water and it had corroded the fittings too. That part was so clogged, it was not letting enough water in the dishwasher
After the repairman fixed the broken part, I asked him about the not-clean-enough dishes.
He told me several things to do and now, I can happily report that the dishwasher is working right and yields very clean dishes!
Another tip from the appliance repairman - he said any dishwasher or washing machine, no matter the age or brand, could malfunction and flood your house during a cycle. He said they should never be left running attended - either when we leave the house or go to bed. I am taking his advice on this one.