Question about Fisher and Paykel 23 in. DD-603SS Built-in Dishwasher

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Continues to beep the and continues to run

It appears that the spray arm is not engaged and turning.
Problem for a while because dishes were not coming out clean.
I ran an empty cycle with lime away and it would not shut off and water was leaking from under the drawer. The only way to shut it off was at the breaker

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