Dishwasher not cleaning correctly

ApplianceAmana Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers


Aug 31, 2011

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Hey I hope this helps someone.. I was quite frustrated with out little dishwasher. It almost seemed that the dishes would come out dirtier than when they went in. Turns out we have hard water and it did a number on the parts of the dishwasher. Luckily, the parts were cheap enough that I thought I would give em a try. Between that and something called "Dishwasher Magic" I had success! One thing I wished I did differently was that I should have purchased two (2) wash arm retainer clips... I re-used an old one but it would have been nice to have all new parts inside.
Needless to say, our dishes now are super clean. I have 6 young kids so our dishwasher gets a real workout. I may have to purchase a water softener down the road but for now we'll roll the dice.

Hope this helps!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Upper Spray Arm

Part Number: PS2099972

In Stock


Part Number: PS2099990

In Stock

Manifold Mounting Bracket

Part Number: PS2099991

In Stock

Lower Spray Arm - Shield Included

Part Number: PS2340930

In Stock

Top Wash Arm and Retainer

Part Number: PS2340932

In Stock