I took out the bottom rack and it was stuck. I lifted and removed the rack and noticed the bottom spray arm fell off. I tried to put it back together and the next time I ran the dishwasher the dishes were still dirty and the soap wasn't rinsed very well. Can I get instructions on how to put my parts back together with a diagram? I just moved into my house and so I want to make sure I am not missing any parts. I have shoulder problems, so washing dishes by hand is a difficult and painful task. I need my dishwasher!
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Perhaps the screen in the bottom is clogged. Remove lower rack and lift off spray arm. Remove screen and clean then replace. Replace spray arm and rack. Always rinse food from plates, etc. before loading dishwasher. Not everyone does this in my house and I tell them not to be so lazy. For more serious issues try "RepairClinic" their site is really good.
Hello Mike Hilgers - There are two main reasons why the middle spray arm could possibly be loose. Either it is not installed properly or the bracket that mounts it to the bottom of the rack is broken or loose. Carefully remove rack, spray arm and reposition correctly with all rack wheels inside rack slides. If you have already done so, replacement parts may need to be ordered or it could possibly be a more serious issue coming from the interior dishwasher.
Hi, you may want to try looking at all the holes in the spray arms. If you see anything blocking a hole, use the tweezers and remove the stuff. Remove the bottom spray arm and check for items in the water delivery hole.Check the lower spray tower that is connected to the bottom rack. Make sure all rotating parts rotate properly. Look underneath to make sure nothing is stuck in the tower. Remove any stuff stuck that is preventing rotation or clogging the tower.
If the spray tower is not in place then water will not get to the spray arm for the upper rack. You should be able to re-install the tower. Look for small tabs at the bottom that fit into slots in the mounting. The tabs should snap in or lock when the tower is turned slightly. If the tabs are broken off you should replace the tower. You can use the dishwasher without it but he dishes on the top rack will not get cleaned and the pressure tot he bottom spray arm may be reduced causing dishes to not get completely coean.
In my experience, you probably have a clog in the spray arm/arms for the top rack. Take the arm(s) out and see if the holes in them are clogged. Rice, plastic wrappers, and glass from dishes that broke in there are the most common culprits I've seen.
The filter may be clogged. Remove the bottom rack and the bottom spray arm to get access to the filter. It surrounds the arm support. It could lift straight up or you may have to remove screws in the top plate to release it. If the filter is clean and the problem continues then the pump is not working. Also check to make sure the spray arm holes are not clogged and that there is nothing hitting the arm to prevent it moving (like a spoon handle sticking down below the rack.)
I just had the same thing happen and fixed it!
You might need to remove the upper rack first.
In the "Roof" of the dishwasher, you should see what looks like a plastic gear wheel. It will screw off, but you will need to put a little force to get it started. Inside of the gear is a free floating plastic ring with 2 small teeth on one side. Make sure the teeth are facing down through the center hole of the wheel. Hold the ring with one finger, and snap the spray arm back in place. Just screw the assembly back into the washer and all is good... Until it falls out again...
The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm. Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary . If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly . Remove any debris from the sump area in the process. You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.
The Spray tower fits in the bottom rack, Its actually pretty obvious as there is no way it can sit int he position it has to without being in the rack itself otherwise the rack and tower would block each other all the time.
Examine the base of your spray tower it should have two "clips" or plastic protusions that will, with a circular twist, snap onto the bars of the middle of the rack itself. Then when in place and your rack is slid inside the dishwasher the tower should sit directly over top of the exact middle of your bottom spray arm.