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Danby DDW399W dishwasher - drainage and spin arm problems

I have a Danby DDW399W countertop dishwasher that until a few weeks ago was working perfectly. It now only partially drains and and spray arm doesn't spin at all. Originally after reading some stuff on this site I have cleaned it with dishwasher cleaner twice and also with vinegar, now atleast the water comes out of the spray arm, but sadly it doesn't spin at all. It only partially drains. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I miss my dishwasher as I hate dishes. Also, at some point when it stopped washing the dishes it started to make a strange noise that has decreased with the cleanings but hasn't gone away. I also had switched to an environmentally friendly dishwasher cleaner that kept coating the dishwasher with goo which I suspect could be the culprit.

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  • Ackis May 07, 2009

    My spin are isn't spinning and I've been trying to get it cleaned as well.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2009

    Arm won't spin. Tried jiggling it- nothing works

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