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Gld2250rdc1 top rack not getting water

Frigidaire gld2250rdc1 (same as Electrolux) not getting water on top rack. I removed arm alltogether, and even in TOP RACK washing mode - only bottom rack spinning, no water comes out of top rack's connection. How is water routed top vs bottom? Is there a valve or does motor spin different directions? where to look??

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  • Dmitry Kukushkin
    Dmitry Kukushkin Jan 08, 2013

    digging further - water direction is controlled by ball blocking tube under filter in the dishwasher. not sure why - but the quick pause that dishwasher makes to switch - is not long enough for ball to change position any more....

  • patrick bossart
    patrick bossart Oct 14, 2013

    Did you ever find a fix for this issue? I have the EXACT same problem....



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