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How do I remove the bottom spray arms of my Kitchen Aid Dishwasher (Model is kuds01ILBS3) to clean the screen and what is inside. Arshad

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  • awp4 Nov 09, 2008

    Ok. How do I remove the last screw that is under the arm.

    I can provide a picture, but do not know how to add to the comment.

    Arshad.

  • awp4 Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks. That worked. Best 10.00 bucks I ever spent.

    Arshad.

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To remove the plastic water tubing that goes up the back and to the center and top/roof sprayers:

1) Remove rack stops for top rack and remove complete rack and sprayer arm assembly.
2) Release metal tabs that snap over tabs on plastic tubing on the roof of the dishwasher.
3) Release metal tabs that snap over tabs on plastic tubing on the back of dishwasher about half way up the back.
4) You maybe able to lean complete unit forward and disengage from lasttab on supply tube at bottom. If it doesn't have enough room to comeout then remove bottom spray arm and turn supply tub under lower sprayarm counterclockwise about a quarter turn and it will lift up and out.

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See also the diagrams:

UPPER WASH ARM:
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LOWER WASH ARM:
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TUBE ASSEMBLY:

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Use a smal socket wrench, if you have an interchangable spark-plug set, you may change the socket to one that will fit the screw. this will give you flexibility to remove the srew and be able to remove and put it back from a tight space.

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Most likely there is a foreign object inside the pump intake which could cause a damage to the motor and/or impeller.

Remove the lower spray arm and the filter.

Remove the screw holding the impeller cover (#10 on the motor & pump break down diagram). Remove the cover and check for any foreign objects.

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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 09, 2008

    Over time,
    the small holes in the spray arm(s) of your dishwasher may become
    clogged with bits of paper, toothpicks, glass, etc. Your dishwasher
    will do a better job of cleaning your dishes if you take a moment to
    clean out these small holes, from time to time.

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    mohammed marika thambi Nov 09, 2008

    CLICK THIS LINK. http://www.repairclinic.com/0003.asp

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  • Remove lower spray arm by unscrewing plastic screw, it should only be hand tight.
  • In order to remove the strainer cover, you will need to remove the plastic tube that takes water to the middle and top spray arms. Unclip this tube from the top and middle clips and then work it out of the strainer assembly tube. Now you should be able to remove the tube at the bottom of the dishwasher by unscrewing it 1/4 turn.
  • Remove the strainer cover by unscrewing the 4 Torqs screws.
  • You will now see two smaller torqs screws that hold the hold the Chopper Assembly cover down. Take these two screws out and remove the two piece cover.
  • Sponge out the water, turn water off to dishwasher, and observe the rotation of the motor.
  • Put everything back together and make sure it works!

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1) Remove rack stops for top rack and remove complete rack and sprayer arm assembly.
2) Release metal tabs that snap over tabs on plastic tubing on the roof of the dishwasher.
3) Release metal tabs that snap over tabs on plastic tubing on the back of dishwasher about half way up the back.
4) You maybe able to lean complete unit forward and disengage from last tab on supply tube at bottom. If it doesn't have enough room to come out then remove bottom spray arm and turn supply tub under lower spray arm counterclockwise about a quarter turn and it will lift up and out.

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  • mmechanics Nov 09, 2008

    http://kitchen.manualsonline.com/manuals...




    check out this link
    insert the proper model number of your  machine.and get the manual here and there it is given all the instructions with pictures on how to remove it carefully.


    thanks.

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HI,

To access the bottom spray arm, remove the bottom dish rack. Reach in and spin the spray arms. They should spin freely. Lift up the spray arm from the end. There should some play in the arm allowing you to wobble it up and down. Inspect the seams of the arms for splits. If water sprays out of a seam, the dishes will not receive an adequate spray for proper cleansing and the force of the water directed at the door may cause leakage.
The lower spray arm may also have a spray tower. If it does, pull up the center part of it as far as it will extend and let it drop. It should lift and drop smoothly. You can also unscrew the tower by hand to inspect the interior for foreign objects that might clog it.
Remove the upper glass rack as necessary to access the upper spray arm. Repeat the steps above for the lower spray arm. The upper arm may not have as much wobble as the lower arm.
The water source for upper spray arm on some dishwashers may be through a tube which mates with the spray arm when the rack is pushed all the way back. Make sure that the rack is properly aligned with the water supply tube.
If necessary, the spray arm can be removed for cleaning or replacement. Unscrew the spray tower (if any) by hand and remove the bolt (if any) in the center of the spray arm. Otherwise lift and rock the spray arm until it comes off. Keep any washers in the same order as they are removed. To clean, soak it in warm water and rinse with a vigorous spray.

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Hi

Some dishwashers have just one spray arm at the bottom in the tub, others have a second spray arm under or over the glass rack. Some dishwashers also have a spray tower that rises up out of the lower spray arm to concentrate an additional blast of water.

To access the bottom spray arm, remove the bottom dish rack. Reach in and spin the spray arms. They should spin freely. Lift up the spray arm from the end. There should some play in the arm allowing you to wobble it up and down. Inspect the seams of the arms for splits. If water sprays out of a seam, the dishes will not receive an adequate spray for proper cleansing and the force of the water directed at the door may cause leakage.
The lower spray arm may also have a spray tower. If it does, pull up the center part of it as far as it will extend and let it drop. It should lift and drop smoothly. You can also unscrew the tower by hand to inspect the interior for foreign objects that might clog it.
Remove the upper glass rack as necessary to access the upper spray arm. Repeat the steps above for the lower spray arm. The upper arm may not have as much wobble as the lower arm.
The water source for upper spray arm on some dishwashers may be through a tube which mates with the spray arm when the rack is pushed all the way back. Make sure that the rack is properly aligned with the water supply tube.
If necessary, the spray arm can be removed for cleaning or replacement. Unscrew the spray tower (if any) by hand and remove the bolt (if any) in the center of the spray arm. Otherwise lift and rock the spray arm until it comes off. Keep any washers in the same order as they are removed. To clean, soak it in warm water and rinse with a vigorous spray.

thank you

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  • Thafa Nov 09, 2008

    Hi

    Follow the steps what we prefer..U can remove the spray arms of my Kitchen Aid Dishwasher

    thank you


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