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The top tray of our Indesit DI620 isn't washing properly. I suspect that the spray arm isn't squirting water, it isn't impeded by badly stacked crockery. I can't work out how to detach it so that I can look for blockages. Also, how can I check whether water is being delivered to the spray arm. Thanks

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If you want to see if water is getting to the upper spray arm you can open the door while it's washing for a quick look before it stops or if you can manually press in the door latch with the door open you'll get a good look. You'll also get water in your face. It's probably a pump problem. The vanes in the pump can get damaged which means the pump can't push the water to the upper arm.

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