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It fills up with water and runs through the cycle but dishes are not clean i think it does not spray what is wrong

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I had the same problem with my Kitchenaid dishwasher. It would fill with water, heat up, and sound like the motor was running just fine. However, the bottom dishes would be poorly cleaned and the upper dishes would not be touched. Fortunately, my repair did not require pulling the dishwasher out from under the counter. The repair was done within the wash cavity.

I completely drained the water out of the dishwasher (if it hasn't ran through it's cycle). Use a turkey baster if necessary. I Removed the lower wash arm, upper arm supply tube and then started removing plastic cover parts until I worked my way down to a part called the "Chopper assembly". Torex screwdriver bits were necessary in my case.

The chopper assembly is a small metal screen, a metal blade and a plastic drive rod that spins the metal blade.
will not clean - c9a1a9f.jpg Chopper assembly

In my case, the plastic part of the assembly was broken and the chopper was not spinning. The screen was plugged with food junk and water could not get past the screen to the wash arms. the spinning blade also ads a little pressure...when it spins.

the part is $21 online, but may run $30 at a local parts store.

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