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Top basket spray not working

The sprayer beneath the top basket of my Hotpoint BF41 is not rotating. I have taken it off and checked that there are no blockages and that the spray can rotate freely but it doesn't go round on any cycle. I make sure that the basket is pushed back fully onto the up pipe at the rear but when I open the door mid cycle the basket has been pushed away from the rear and hence no water can get through. Does anyone have any ideas.

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Did you solve this problem mine is doing the same?

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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