accumulator is covered with a gray substance plugging the filters in the top of accumulator, also on the underside of filter! Looks almost a gasket has dissolved and plugged every thing! Looks and feels almost like gum!
Answer Dwayne, It's most likely a detergent or calcium deposit from the water. It could also be a grease,or food deposit due to a lower than reccomended water temperature(120 dgrs.F. at first fill of the cycle) If the water temperature is not hot enough, the enzymes in the detergent, and the oil from the food particles on the dishes will not breakdown properly, and will leave a residue,in the dishwasher. You may want to purchase a dishwasher cleaner like "glisten" or "afresh" ,etc. to remove any deposits and run a few cycles with a proper hot water temperature (120 dgrs.F.) and recheck the resukts. Thanks and Good Luck
How do I remove the accumulator assembly? I've removed the screws. Does it twist? Do I end to remove another piece to remove the accumulator assembly? Thanks.
Answer James, There are 4(four) #20 torx screws in the top of the accumulator(around the center opening) that have to be removed before you can lift the top of the accumulator off the pump assembly. You have removed the lower rack and dis mounted the water tube from the pump/accumulator top, correct / Good Luck and Thanks
My dishwasher upper rack dishes does not clean.
Answer Hi Mike. You can remove the racks by removing the clips on the front rail. Then remove the upper clip or the screw that holds the upper lower and Middle arms. Then you will use warm sink water and a pick tool to remove the clogged debris in the ends of the spray arms. This will stop the cleaning. Are you using Jet Dry? This will help in spotting and drying. Then if you feel comfortable enough to remove the top section of the filter area at the top,inside of the pump /motor. This will access your inner filter you will clean and improve your satisfaction level. Also, you will need to consider using the newer type of soap. They have much better cleaning agents, such as "Cascade Complete" or "Finish" soap products. There are Dishwasher cleaning products such as "Dishwasher Magic" part # is TJ104. Thank you.