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KitchenAid dishwasher Lower wash arm

KitchenAid lower wash arm assembly was loose and making noise. When I jiggled it the entire arm came off and it can not be screwed back in place.

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  • deesmitty Mar 14, 2009

    the dw is two years old but i have the same problem.  any idea how to re-attach the lower wash arm back?

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If its a newer model the sprayer sits on top of a plastic screw that just needs to be tightned

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Center Wash Arm Assembly

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Lower Wash Arm Assembly

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Upper Wash Arm Assembly

If the upper wash arm assembly is broken or cracked it can cause water to spray very forcefully toward the seams of the door, causing a leak.


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If the dishwasher is leaking water the water inlet valve might be defective. If the water inlet valve sticks open, it will allow water to fill the dishwasher continuously. Some customers report that they see clean water filling the bottom of the dishwasher after it's been sitting all night or for a couple of days. If this happens, turn off the water that is supplying the dishwasher. This is normally a valve under the kitchen sink. Then, replace the water inlet valve, it cannot be repaired. The water valve needs at least 20 lbs pressure to shut off properly. If your water pressure is to low replacing the valve may not solve the problem.

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If the dishwasher is leaking water, the center wash arm assembly might be cracked or split. This can allow a jet of water to spray toward the door seal, causing a leak. If a crack or split in the center wash arm assembly is found, replace it. There isn't any glue that will hold the part together inside the dishwasher.

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