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Spray arm problems

My pray arm is not working have taken of arm to clean but still doesn't work. Any hints what to check for?

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MAKE SURE YOU ARE GETTING ENOUGH WATER INTO THE
DISHWASHER. THEN CHECK FOR A RESTRICTED PUMP
INLET PORT LOCATED UNDER THE METAL STRAINER
ON THE RIGHT SIDE. IT IS A SMALL HOLE WITH A PLASTIC
GRID MOLDED INTO THE WELL, APPROX. 1 INCH IN DIAMETER.BE SURE THERE ISN'T ANYTHING PLUGGING UP
THE HOLES IN THE PLASTIC GRID.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

  • non-dishwash Jul 13, 2011

    Wow. I didn't believe this would work. Everyone else's advice (here and elsewhere on the interweb) only mentioned cleaning food bits out of the holes in the spray arm (which I did, yet my spray arm still wouldn't turn). You mentioned also CLEANING OUT THAT INLET PORT UNDER THE STRAINER, and you gave detailed instructions even I could follow. Only three of the six holes in the grid were clogged, I cleared them, still doubtful it would have any effect -- and when I tried it again, the spray arm revolved!

    I was minutes away from throwing my Danby out and beginning the long process of explaining to my girlfriend that, as much as I too hate built-in obsolencence and don't want to have to buy a new Danby every two years, and the company basically sucks due to no customer service etc., still we must get a new one pronto because it keeps our relationship happy... and now I don't need to!

    Thank you App-Tech! Your detailed instructions did the trick for me!

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