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No water to upper arm.

I have a whirlpool dishwasher. It seems that it's getting enough water and sounds like its working but the upper arm is not spinning.

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  • davilafam50 Dec 09, 2008

    It is getting water and its about to the heating element. What is a chopper? I removed the bottom arm and theres nothing that i can see that is wrong.


  • davilafam50 Dec 09, 2008

    I have a whirlpool model GU1500XTLQ1. After I remove the 3 screws will I be able to get to the fourth or do I have to remove the tube.


  • davilafam50 Dec 10, 2008

    i removed the screws and ws able to get to the chopper. I found a piece of plastic jammed between the blade and housing. I removed it and it's running pretty good. Thanks for the Help.

    PS It looks like the door gasket is wearing down, Is it difficult to change?

    Thanks again,




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Check to see if you are getting enough water.should be about 1/2 under the heater.if you are getting enough then check the chopper this is under the lower spray arm.could be broken.

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  • you did not give the model # but is there 4 screws under the spray arm you will see 3 of them and the 4th will be under the tube that goes up to the upper spray arm, remove them and then you will find one or to moe before you get to the chopper..again this depends on your model.

  • ok ben i just looked up your model # yes take out the 3 screws then you cab twist off the tub if you move the tube that goes up the back to the right you can pop that tube off. there is your 4th screw. then when you pull that cover off there will be another screwtake that panel out then finelly one more screw take that off and theres the chopper,if that is full of food then it is broken.You can look up the model # at
    this should take care of it. let me know.

  • no you just pull the old one out and push the new one in.



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