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I have a Whirlpool Quiet Partner model du1055xtvq5. It is about 2 years old, and over the past month or two has progressively stopped cleaning. It used to clean even unrinsed dishes on Normal cycle. Then I had to put it on the Pots and Pans cycle to get them clean. Now it only cleans already scrubbed dishes, and only those on the bottom rack. Dishes on the top rack get wet but do not get clean.

With my experience, I'd say one of two things.  Either the water supply in the unit is low which will not have enough water in the sump to properly produce the force of wash water within the unit to wash or there is debris clogging the screen filter deep within the pump/sup area.  The first scenario requires a new water inlet or the screen cleaned and the 2nd scenario requires disassembly of the pump to visually inspect and make sure the screen is clean and the impeller is operating properly...  Do some preliminary checks and let me know what you find and how mechanical you are to instruct further.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

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