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Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher

The top arm isn't spinning. I took the bottom assembly apart to check for clogs and found none. the bottom arm spins fine but the top one isn't moving at all. Any thoughts?

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Thank you Catriver! You were in the zone! It's working like new! Many thanks!

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Cyber, did you get down to the chopper screen? If that is clogged with gunk it will restrict the flow and the top arm will not spin. Im going to try to attach a pic of the chopper assy and screen. Catriver..post back

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    Ron Marek Apr 02, 2007

    The inlet cover has one torx screw holding it on and it lifts off. The screen is held in grooves on the bottom and on the inlet cover. The shaft slides into a grove in the inlet cover securing it.

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