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Kenmore dishwasher spray arm too low, hits heat element bracket

I have an older Kenmore 24 inch portable dishwasher. Model number 6651765593

I was just given this and it worked great with the exception of one bowl, which stayed dirty, seemingly untouched. So I checked the lower spray arm for clogged holes and found that it is unable to spin because it is too low and hitting the heating element bracket. I have looked at all the diagrams online and cannot tell what is missing to make it higher. I spoke with one person to see if I had the wrong arm, but the dimensions were correct. Anybody have a picture of what it should look like that might help me? I live in a small town and we don't have a local appliance repair person.

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  • Treegirl Feb 26, 2009

    Thank you so much! That does look like our dishwasher and it is obvious what is missing if it is. I will work on hunting down the part, which I have not seen in my research so far. It is the sloping plastic piece right under the spray arm. Thanks again!

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There is a picture of the inside of what I believe is your dishwasher. It is not great but might give you some idea of what might be missing. http://www.bobgolds.com/dishwasher/home.htm

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  • Nikki Nicholson Feb 26, 2009

    Your very welcome. Glad I could help.

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