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Lower spray arm won't spin

I had a problem where my Maytag MDB6650 would not drain. After taking apart the sparay arm and looking into the problem I found the drain line was cloged. after re-assembling the lower spray arm it doesn't spin when the dishwasher runs.

I can spin it manually, but when running it remains idle. Could I have put it together wrong? Water shoots out of the openings and the dishwasher does drain now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Greg

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  • bellalazzaro Jan 23, 2009

    Unfortunatly, I came across a new issue. I tried to run a wash cycle last night to verify for sure that the spray arm wasn't spinning. I tried this several times and noticed water was leaking out of the bottom, just above the motor.



    So this evening I took apaort the lower spray arm assembly all the wat down to the motor shaft and seal. I slowly poured water in to see where the leak was and best I can tell it is comming through the motor shaft seal.



    Was I supposed to lubricate this or put some type of adhesive down when re-assembling? Not sure how the connection works since the impeller bottom is metal and the seal top a hard rubber or plastic. Does force create the seal between these surfaces?



    I aprpeciate the help.

  • bpleake1 Feb 13, 2009

    Same problem with lower arm not spinning.

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Sounds like you may have put it together wrong. I would just take the arm back off and make sure that it all fits together right. A little tip for you too. Dishwashers will clog up all the time with water deposits and food gunk. There are all those expensive cleaners out on the market but the best and cheapest way to clean them is with white vinegar. Simply pour it into the dishwasher when it is empty and run it on the pots and pans setting on hot. Always make sure to pre heat your water too by running the sink till it starts steaming. This will make it easier for your dishwasher to heat the water. If you don't, then when you turn on the dishwasher it starts to fill with cold water and has to heat it on its own. Run the vinegar though through it at least once a month or so and it will extend the life of the dishwasher. Hope this helps. Just try taking that arm back off though and putting it back together making sure everything is fitting properly. If you have any other questions feel free to ask me. Good luck.

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