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The rotating arms don't work - Bosch Dishwashers

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  • acros Sep 04, 2008

    It's a S9J1B integrated Bosch dishwasher.

    Neither spraying arm is rotating, although there is cold water coming out of all the holes when it starts the cycle.

    I'm assuming the pressure must be low (i.e.

    blockage?)

    I haven't attacked it with a screwdriver yet - simply cleaned and removed all the "removable bits".

  • douglas smith May 11, 2010

    is the circulating pump working?

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Problem may be the spray arms blocked and this is not always apparant. they only rotate with water coming out of angled jets at the end. worthwhile taking the spray arms off, run water into the centre hole and see if anything comes into view
pump is an induction motor so normally would run at constant speed.

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