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Top Rack not cleaning

Model 665. My top rack cleaner is not spining. Water does come out of the hols.

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  • bask6 Dec 01, 2008

    we have the same problem with ours, how do i fix it??

  • richertt Dec 06, 2008

    Same problem here. I did notice that there is not very much water in the basin.

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    Model number 665

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I Figured out my problem. The top rack cleaner was not spinning because there was not enough water pressure to turn it.

The water pressure was low because there was not enough water in the basin for the pump to work.

I had a defective drain solenoid which would not de-activate and caused the basin to drain too rapidly. I replaced the solenoid and everything is fine.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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If you have the model with a garbage disposal, more than likely the chopper assembly broke. It's a fairly straight forward fix. Sears part# 8268383.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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