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Top arm inside dishwasher fell off

When I came home found the top dishwashing arm had fallen off and was on top of my dishes on the bottom shelf of the dishwasher.

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You might need to reset or replace the spraying arm
Click on : Sprayer

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SOURCE: Kitchen Aid dishwasher - top shelf not getting dishes clean

Is the top sprayer clean and not clogged so that the water can flow through? The top may not be functioning properly.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Lift off the rotating arm,and soak it in lime away, or crc. It's probaly has lime deposits,keeping the pressure down

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: My Kitchenaid dishwasher not cleaning dishes on top shelf

You need to clean the jets on the machine arm with an old toothbrush etc... then clean out the debris filter on the bottom of the tub near the dryer bar. The calcification in the little jet areas causes this problem. This should help.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Viking dishwasher not cleaning bottom rack of dishes

Yes there is the Water Div valve, it diverts the water between the wash arms.

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SOURCE: Dishwasher does not dry the dishes thoroughly

Had the same problem and the answer is to stop putting plastic in the machine ! It seems the dishwashers need the heat radiated from the Ceramic plates, stell knives etc to help dry. The plastic simply absorbs some water and then your dishwahser spends most of its drying time trying to get that water out again. Also Plastic doesn't radiate any heat to help. As soon as we stopped putting plastic plates and tupperware containers in, hey presto the dishes are drying again

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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After a full cycle the dishes are covered with pulverized food on top shelf only.


Most (if not all) dishwasher have a food grinder in them just like a "garbage disposal" in your sink. (It's NOT really meat to be a garbage disposal)
In any case if the ground food is ending up back in the washer it means its not being flushed out when the washer empties.
You will need to remove the bottom rack and the bottom spinner. Open the pump and clear any debris The round tank tat the lower arm sits on should also be cleaned out. If the washer is over 5 yrs old consider replacing the impeller and all the pump hardware also.
Without specific Make and Model I cannot give you detailed instructions or parts #s. When asking about things like this alway have the make and model # Good luck

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My dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes on the top rack. there seems to be water dripping from the top inside of the dishwasher but the dishes are not being cleaned. I am making sure the funnel on the top...


There is a pipe/tube that runs up the back of the inside of your dishwasher. This provides water for the top spray arm. The spray arm has a feeder tube that covers the pipe in the back. If for some reason the feeder tube has come dislodged, the water just drips back down into the dishwasher, never touching your upper shelf. My kids used to jam cutting boards and other large items into the lower shelf and in so doing, would dislodge the upper spray arm feeder tube. Just pull out the upper shelf and check to see that the tube is in the correct position. This should solve the problem.

If not, then the spray arm may have debris in it that keeps the water from being forced through the jets. You'll need to flush the arm with the spray attachment on your kitchen sink. I sometimes use tweezers or a toothpick to dislodge bits of peelings, paper, or bone that manage to get into the sprayer arm.
I hope one of these tips helps. If it does,please come back to fixya and rate my answer.

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Top shelf dishes do not clean. used dishwasher cleaning products but does not help. bottom shelf cleans good.


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I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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Top water sprayer not getting water. does not clean dishes on top shelf.


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When my wife started complaining about her dishwasher not getting the top rack clean this is what I found and I wrote a tip about it...

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Sep 06, 2010 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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The top spinner/cleaner dish sprayer thing isn't spinning or spraying water on to the dishes on the top shelf. The rest of the dishwasher works. Any suggestions on how to fix?


Hi,
When my wife started complaining about her dishwasher not getting the top rack clean this is what I found and I wrote a tip about it...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4817172-dishwasher_spray_arms_not_spinning

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Aug 22, 2010 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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Dishes on top shelf not cleaning


Hi,


I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...

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Glasses do not get cleaned


HI, i recommend inspecting these areas below to combat this issue.


Not enough water
If there is not enough water, the dishes would not get cleaned. This could be caused by a partially closed water shut-off valve (located under the sink), or a faulty dishwasher water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side).

Clogged spay arms
There is usually two, sometimes three spray arms in a dishwasher. Make sure there is no debris blocking the holes inside each spray arm.

Water temperature is too low
To get the best results, the water has to be at 120 degrees Fahrenheit when entering the dishwasher.

Not enough soap
If you only fill one part of the soap cup, try adding soap to both parts.

Smoky film on dishes and glasses
This problem occurs due to excessive calcium build up inside the dishwasher. Try cleaning you dishwasher using a dishwasher cleaner.

Jun 18, 2009 | Maytag Dishwashers

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Dirt left on dishes on top tray; bottom tray washes fine


The broken bottom arm is probably preventing any water / water under pressure to get to the upper arm.
After you replace the lower arm, you should have much better cleaning in the top shelf.
While you are in there replacing the lower arm, recommend you remove the filter under it and clean the filter and any debris you find. Be careful of broken glass!
Good Luck!

Apr 03, 2009 | Dishwashers

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My Kitchenaid dishwasher not cleaning dishes on top shelf


You need to clean the jets on the machine arm with an old toothbrush etc... then clean out the debris filter on the bottom of the tub near the dryer bar. The calcification in the little jet areas causes this problem. This should help.

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