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Kenmore 665.1736 fills with water but does not spray

Kenmore dishwasher does not spray. I can hear the motor turn on, but no water is being pumped into dishwasher.

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Take thre drain hose off from disposal. Pour hot water down the hose until full. Cover end with hand. Press cancel/drain while holding hand over hose - over bucket. That may unstick checkvalve balls and or fix air lock. I have to do that every 6 months or so. Started happening 1 month out of warranty. Go figure. Not a fix - just a work-around...

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