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Spray Nozzles not working

The unit seems to start out fine by filling with water but it no longer makes the noice is used to. I do not think the spray nozzles are turning. As soon as I open the door I do not see them turning. The back of the unit is not covered up yet so I can see the motor and it is running - just no nozzle action. I did check all three sprayers and all holes are now cleaned out. I assume the pump is located under the lower spray nozzle and above the food blade. I removed everything there but it does not seem out of the ordinary. Is that 3 inch round part attached to the hex shaped motor shaft the major pump part? Looks like something I see in other pumps. How does the water get forced thru the sprayers? Just by this spinning? How do I know if I have enough water in the unit? Can I remove anything inside like all the trays(top two spray nozzles) and unscrew the lower sprayer to help troubleshoot this problem? Thanks, JD

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  • ka1hak Feb 25, 2008

    I see the same issue. I don't think the sprayers are spinning. What I did was to line up all the sprayers, run the dishwasher and look at the sprayers. They are in the same position as when I started the dishwasher. This is the main reason I believe the sprayers are not spinning. Without the sprayers the dishes don't get cleaned at all. I am at the point where I will spend the $150 to replace the pump assembly.

  • Markbano Apr 09, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Jenn Aire. The sprayers are not turning, but they are not plugged, either. I took everything apart - down to the pump wheel, and nothing is clogged. It sprays water but the sprayers (top and bottom) do not turn. Nothing gets cleaned. Has anyone figured this out yet?

  • sircybercyd1 Sep 07, 2008

    i have a maytag mdb8600aw dishwasher

    it fills with water but does not spray

    i took apart what i could

    i cleand the food cutting blade

    all screens every thing seems to be working

    i can hear the motor turning and when i put my hand under the washer i can feel air blowing from under the motor so i asume its turning

    i position the spray nozzles to see if they move and they do not

    with all the money i spend on gas and food i cant afford a dishwasher

    with two kids and an angry wife i need help

    thank you for your time



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SOURCE: maytag jet clean model#dwc7400aaw

Check to see in you have enough water in tank. The dishwasher fills then recirculates this water under pressure. If you have water in tank, listen to see if motor is running or not. If it is, you may have clogged jet holes in the wash arms.

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SOURCE: top sprayer wont spin

The sprayers are not powered but rely on the water pressure to spin them. If it's not spinning it could be
the spinner isn't engaging in the top rack as you slide it in
blocked jets on the spray arm
blocked feedpipe to the spray arm
faulty pump

Most dishwashers are fairly easy to dismantle to check the first few

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SOURCE: Sprayers Will not work.

so what is the problem fills but wont spray

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