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Need to remove wash module

A part from a pan fell into the wash module. How do I remove the lower spray arm, etc. in order to remove the part? --- Thanks!

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Re: Need to remove wash module

You should be able to hold the spray arm and unscrew the center section to remove the entire assembly. Be aware of any washers or other parts that need to be re-installed when putting it back on.

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