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Top Rack not cleaning

Top rack not turning or spraying, but water is getting into it.

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If debris is blocking the holes in the spray arms where the water comes out, it could cause cleaning problems. Regularly inspect each of the spray arms and clean out the holes as necessary.






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Jan 12, 2016 | Dishwashers

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Why is the upper sray arm is not working in kitchenaid model KUDR01TJ


There are 2 spray arms for the top rack. A small one on the dishwasher top and a bigger one attached to the bottom of the upper rack. Both get water feed from a flat tube that runs up the back wall of the dishwasher. Not much to the very top little arm--just check the spray holes for any food blockage and try to clean with a brush or tooth pick. The bigger arm on the bottom of the top rack gets its water feed through a hole about half way up the flat tube on the back wall. When you push the rack all the way in, it has to plug itself into that hole in the back wall. Check that plug in area and make sure nothing broke off that would keep it from making a good seal with the rack all the way in. All check all the holes in the spray arm for food blockages. On the very end of all spray arms is a main hole that is the drive hole to spin the spray arm. The water shoots out that hole and acts like a jet engine to push the arm around. Make sure those holes are clear.

Mar 24, 2015 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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Why is the spray arm in my frigidaire dishwasher not raising all the way and dishes on the top rack are not getting clean?


Good Afternoon Stephanie,

I understand the spray arm is not raising all the way in your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# FDB750RCC. I also see that the dishes on the top rack are not getting clean due to this. The spray arms are stationary where they are attached to, other than turning due to water pressure. Please try the following solutions:

• Choose another cycle for longer washing time.
• Check rack loading section for proper loading-avoid nesting items.
• Home water pressure may be too low- should be 20 to 120 pounds per square inch (psi).
• Check incoming water temperature. It should be at least 120 degrees F.
• Select HI-TEMP WASH option.
• Check water hardness. For extremely hard water, it may be necessary to install a water softener.
• Use fresh detergent.
• Check to make sure funnel in top rack is not blocked.
• Make sure items are not blocking the spray arms, preventing them from rotating.


I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Jun 27, 2014 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB750RCC Stainless...

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I have a Frigidaire dishwasher, PLD4460. Only 4 years old. The dishes on the top rack are not coming clean anymore. Something as simple as left small bits of broccoli do not even get rinsed out of the...


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If the top rack of the dishwasher doesn't get clean, check your appliance to see if you can fix the problem.
First check the spray Arms to make sure the holes in the spray arms are free and clear of debris. Your dishwasher should have several spray arms, including one at the bottom of the tub, one under the top rack, and possibly a third spray arm on the top of the tub. Sometimes food and mineral deposits can block holes in the spray arms, preventing water from spraying effectively. If this occurs, warm some white vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray the holes with the vinegar and dislodge debris with a toothpick or large safety pin.

Then check to see if your dishwasher has clogged filters. Filters generally cover the drain valve area to catch debris as the water drains from the dishwasher. Many dishwashers have maintenance-free filters, but your dishwasher may have filters that need cleaning. Read your owner's manual before you perform any filter maintenance to avoid damaging your dishwasher.

Check your water temperature to make sure it's hot enough. Water that is under 120 degrees Fahrenheit may not be hot enough to clean dishes effectively. Turn your kitchen hot water tap on and wait until the water warms up completely. Fill a cup and measure the water temperature with a kitchen thermometer. If the water is less than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, turn your water heater up to 120 degrees.

Load the top rack properly. Place cups and bowls upside down in the rack and don't nest dishes because this can prevent water from reaching dishes. Don't overload the top rack. Instead, position each item so the dirty areas of the dishes will receive full contact with water spraying up from the main spray arm located beneath the top rack. Prevent items from hanging below the top rack, which could prevent the spray arm from rotating.

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Aug 15, 2011 | Dishwashers

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Dishes in the top rack not getting clean. Bottom rack is fine.


Your filter/chopper is clogged. You have to clean it out and that will restore water pressure to the top rack.
  1. Remove the bottom rack.
  2. Remove the top rack
  3. Remove bottom Spray arm (turn top nut clock wise)
  4. Take off the delivery tube by turning it clock wise over the heating element ( undo the two clips one at the back and one on top)
  5. Take out the screw for the top screen and remove top
  6. Take one screw out for chopper housing and remove
  7. Remove chopper and clean or replace chopper if broken
Reinstall all parts and test.
That should help please rate your experience. Thanks

Dec 11, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDP02CR Built-in...

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Bottom rack cleans fine, top rack doesn't clean at all - can I take apart the top spray arm?


yes, the spray arm can be removed and cleaned out.

Also, clean the 3rd (very top spray area) located attached to the top of the dishwasher. You want to make sure this small (1 inch size) piece can spin freely, so water can rinse the upper rack items.

Feb 01, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS25SH Built-in...

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Kitchenaid KUDP02CRB - top rack dishes are not getting clean


maybe not... if unit is incorporating more than one spray arm,chances are the upper spray arm is not getting water.pull top rack forward,gaze under top rack near rear manifold.slowly push rack back in.notice if manifold inserts into upper wash feed.if so,possible motor issue. if not,bingo was his name-o!

Nov 13, 2009 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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Spray arms do not turn. water to them but not


I had the same problem and fixed it by disassembling the lower spray arm and return filter, and cleaning all the junk out.
Most dishwashers have 'risers' that bring the water up to the top sprayer or arm located under the top rack. If the recirculating pump is plugged even a little there won't be enough volume or pressure to get the water up there.
Test this by putting a dry muffin pan in the top rack, flat, and running the dishwasher for a bit. If there is no water on the top (or the bottom) either the top sprayer or the sprayer arm underneath the top rack is not getting enough volume.
To fix this you need to clean out the screen and filter, where the water returns to be recirculated. If you don't have any confidence to remove the parts and clean it out yourself, get an appliance repair person to do the job.

Aug 23, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SGS43C12 Classixx...

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Will not clean dishes on the upper rack


Make sure you get water to the dishwasher. Check to see if the water shut-off valve (located under the sink) is open. If you get water to the dishwasher, but there is still no water inside during the fill cycle, the problem might be with a faulty water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side), in which case replace the water valve.

If there is not enough water, the dishes would not get cleaned. This could be caused by a partially closed water shut-off valve (located under the sink), or a faulty dishwasher water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side).

There is usually two, sometimes three spray arms in a dishwasher. Make sure there is no debris blocking the holes inside each spray arm.



Jun 16, 2009 | KitchenAid KUDR01TJ Dishwasher

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The top rack is not getting clean.


This is one common possibility
It may be the food chopper assembly. Mine broke last year from a toothpick,
the food doesn't get chopped because the blades are broken, then the filter clogs and water wont spray high enough.
Heres a test--turn on the dishwasher and wait until you can hear water running then open the door really fast and look at how high the water is spraying--there should be alot of water all over the top rack running down

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