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Upper arm keeps falling off

The upper spray arm has been falling off for awhile. there are 3 parts, the part that screws into the "ceiling" of the unit, the arm itself, and I little nub that connects these two.....

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SOURCE: Dishwasher upper arm does not spray

possible ball valve problem

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Upper spray arm fell off, can not repair nor find part

I had the same problem, but was able to find the replacement part at http://www.partselect.com/shipping.aspx. My old arm also has the number 1544681 on it. If needed use model number PLD2855RFC1 to locate the same part. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire dishwasher PLD2850RDC2

i DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS A SOLUTION OR NOT. My DW (same make and model) came off after being knocked off with an overly tall dish load. But, in addition, the 'nipple' gasket (looks like the nipple for a baby bottle, pretty much) was broken. I attahced it several times, same problem. I am going to replace the gasket. I think it might be the necessary part to fix the issue.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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SOURCE: upper spray arm falls off during operation, even after snapping

the clips that hold it in place are worn. you will have to replace it. they are not very expensive. to remove it simply unscrew the round disc above the arm

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

Testimonial: "Wish one could buy just the clip and not the whole assembly, but it is not expensive."

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SOURCE: middle spray arm clogged

no it cant to clean a dishwasher good the best thing you can do is run lemeshine often found at a publix or wallmart in the dishwasher detergant isles . if you try to sepperate the arms ther is a very good chance you will break the water tight seal and it cannot be fixed without replacement.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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The upper spray arm keeps falling off during the wash cycle. It seems to click firmly into place when put back. Is there a problem somewhere else in the machine?


Make & model would be really helpful... but without that... I'd guess you have an OBSTRUCTION that the "spay arm" is conflicting with...

Check the clearances of all the contents with your moving parts...

or try emptying your machine. Trying it in that configuration.

Failing that... replace the arm.


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Aug 13, 2016 | Dishwashers

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Mod m.d.c.5100aww ser28126829ax I had a repairman come out. He said the "sprayers" are plugged. I'm on a fixed income. With my bills I can't afford to get it fixed. Trying to fix it myself. I...


Most dishwashers dispense the detergent via gravity and the sprayer arms spraying against the soap dispenser once the little door flips open during the wash cycle. Since it sounds like the soap door is opening I would look at the sprayer arms and make sure they are free of food particles or other debris that might be keeping them from rotating and spraying properly. Here are some instructions for performing this check.

Remove the lower dishrack from the unit. Reach into your dishwasher and spin the lower spray arm. Take note of whether or not the arm moves freely or if its movement is restricted. It should not be restricted in its path of motion. Now gently pull up on an end of the spray arm. The spray arm should be free to wobble up and down. Unscrew the arm retaining knob (some of these are left hand threads) and take the arm out for inspection and carefully examine the spray arm seams. If they have split or are damaged, the dishes may not receive the amount of water pressure required to fully clean the dishes or to rotate the arm properly. What’s more, if water is in fact spraying out of the spray arm from its seams, it is possible that it can cause your dishwasher to leak. Make sure there is no debris in any of the holes.

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If your dishwasher has a spray tower, pull up on it as far as it will go and then let it fall back down. Again, this movement should not be restricted. It should be a fluid and smooth motion. Also, unscrew the spray tower and examine it for any debris or foreign objects. Remove any that you find.
Gain access to the upper spray arm by removing the upper dishrack. Perform the same tests for the upper spray arm as you just did for the lower spray arm. Keep in mind that the upper spray arm may not wobble as much as the lower spray arm.
On a final note, some dishwasher models have a water tube that meets up with the upper spray arm once the upper dishrack is pushed back. It is a good idea to check to make sure this tube is aligning properly with the upper spray arm and that this has not split or is damaged in any other way.

Mar 24, 2008 | Dishwashers

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The upper spray arm came detached, how do I reattach it?


On my dishwasher, this arm attaches with a huge gray plastic screw. If it comes loose, you'll usually find the spray arm sitting in the bottom rack, but the screw falls down to the bottom of the tub.

The spray arm has a hole that goes all the way through its center. One of these holes is larger than the other, so the arm will only attach in one direction. Most of the spray holes on the arm face "up" when installed.

Slide out the upper rack, position the spray arm on its pivot, then insert the screw and turn clockwise to tighten it. The arm should spin freely.

If this arm isn't attached, none of the dishes will wash well (due to a loss of water pressure).

May 21, 2015 | Bosch SHU9915UC Dishwasher

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I have a frigidaire dishwasher 4000 series aqua surge with speed clean. The small spray arm on the ceiling of the washer came off. I found it sitting on top of some cups in the top basket. There is a...


The top arm snaps into place. Simply unscrew the retaining clip from the ceiling of the washer. Inside of there, you will find a small white plastic clip. Make sure the two prongs are pointed down and poking out through the hole in the bottom of the larger grey clip that you just unscrewed. Then press the prongs on the white clip into the hole on the arm and snap it back together. Then you can screw the assembly back into the ceiling of the washer.

If this problem persists, you will likely need to replace the white plastic clip. (which is where I am at right now with my washer).

Dec 01, 2010 | Frigidaire PLD4555RFC Dishwasher

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Upper spray arm falls off during operation, even after snapping


the clips that hold it in place are worn. you will have to replace it. they are not very expensive. to remove it simply unscrew the round disc above the arm

Feb 04, 2010 | Frigidaire Professional Series 24 in....

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Upper spray arm failure


Easy to solve!
(1) Remove the drawers to give yourself room to work
(a) bottom drawer just comes right out -- but you knew that
(b) Carefully unclip small plastic retainer caps at the ends of the metal "glides" for the top drawer. Then slide the caps out of the glides. Then remove the top drawer.
(2) Unscrew the "gear-like" plastic fitting into whose hole you were sticking your finger when you felt that small cylindrical ring.
(3) Now that you've got access to the ring, the solution is obvious -- use it to snap the upper arm back into the gear-like fitting. When you're done, the arm will rotate freely in the fitting.
(4) Put everything back together and enjoy the fact that you didn't have to pay some yobbo $75 to come to your hous and do this for you!

(HINT: When screwing the gear-like fitting back into place, use the old machinist's trick of pressing gently and screwing backwards until you feel a click. The threads will now be aligned for you to screw things together the right way. If you do not do this, you might experience frustration reattaching fitting -- since the piece it screws onto is spring loaded.)

Dec 06, 2009 | Frigidaire PLD4555RFC Dishwasher

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Frigidaire dishwasher - upper spray arm trouble?


I do not have a problem w/the upper arm not spinning. Rather, the upper arm keeps falling off of my frigidair dishwasher. The owner's manual suggests the upper arm is a single unit. However, the upper arm component is comprised of 3 parts. The parts are an arm that distributes the water, the base that screws to the top of the dishwasher, and a small plastic type washer that rides in the base and literally holds the arm to the base. The plastic washer has two small clips that tend to wear or contrast with age; thus letting the arm fall off on a very frequent basis.

Potentially, the small plastic washer piece may have broken in the base assembly and is not allowing the arm to turn. As water flows into the arm from a hole in the base; suggesting the plastic washer may be jammed with a foreign item seems less likely. The base unit screws to the top of the dishwasher and can be removed by hand (the base is a little tight). There are no mechanical pieces to my third (upper) arm; movement of the arm is accomplished with water flow.

You may wish to remove the arm assembly and check for a broken washer or a foreign item in the assembly. As a side note, I found that I can unscrew the base and remove the assembly without removing the top dish tray. The fit is a little tight but the tedium of pulling and reinstalling the top tray can be eliminated by unscrewing the assembly w/the tray slid forward for assembly access.

Hope all you have is a foreign item that is locking the washer.

Nov 03, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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GE dishwasher arm keeps falling off. what is the


you should replace 3 parts in diagram,these are the upper spray are,the bearing,and the holding screw the #s are AP3191593/AP3794248/AP3425295 they coincide with the above parts and are all G.E. part numbers

Sep 10, 2009 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

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Broken nozzle and upper spray arm


Thanks for the help. Like the other guy said the "ninga star" thing unscrews and using the plastic part inside I just pop the spray arm back on. Screw it back and it works again.

Mar 15, 2008 | Frigidaire GLD2445RF Built-in Dishwasher

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Third level spray arm


If your dishwasher is the same as our GLD2440REB1, the sort of star-shaped piece on the ceiling unscrews.  Then there's a sort of flangey washery kind of guy that you can poke through the star-shaped piece and snap into the arm.  Then screw the whole thing back on to the pipe.  I know this works, because I do it every time the arm falls off.  Which is every time I run the dishwasher.  ... Oh, crud.

Before I order a new part (spotted for US$7.65 plus shipping), I'm going to try putting some thread or a pin or something in there to hold it together.  Maybe some epoxy.

Am I a cheapskate or what?  :-)

Sep 08, 2007 | Frigidaire GLD2445RF Built-in Dishwasher

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