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Spray arms The dishwasher is filling properly and water is entering the spray arm however they do not turn. The grinder has been recently cleaned and the waterleverl checked So what could be the problem??

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  • Dixiepenny Jan 10, 2008

    my spray arms won't spin either,

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Sounds like the circulating pump is faulty or the spray arms hav become partially clogged. Loss of available water will stop the spray arm motion.

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