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LG dishwasher LDS 5811 WW smells really bad has a slime film everywhere it was coated all over the upper arm and lower spray arm- dishes are not getting clean- and it smells so bad- any ideas?

Our LG dishwasher smells so rotten- the dishes are not getting clean- and there is a slimey coating- all inside dishwasher - it covered the upper and lower spray arms- and inside the walls - I have scrubbed - tried a cleaner- tried different soap- and added oxyclean and jet dry- any ideas?

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My LG doesn't seem to be cleaning very well or drying. The dishes are very wet when it cycles off. And the bottom of the washer is pretty gunkey. I have used the washer detergents for removing build ups...


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