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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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Re: Top basket spray not working

Did you solve this problem mine is doing the same?

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Hi, W/D here. If the two plastic bits look like they could be tabs, check the drawer adjustments where they attach to the basket. They break off there a lot, and it's not uncommon.
For the rotating sprayer to be sluggish, it's usually a function of pluggage. This can usually be resolved by locating the plugged tips and slots and cleaning them out with a toothpick or similar tool. More stubborn pluggages can usually be resolved by disassembling the spray arm and flushing with water in the reverse flow direction, again using a toothpick to assist in cleaning.

Best regards, --W/D--

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