Hello... I have a Kenmore 655 dishwasher which is less than five years old and the bottom spray arm stopped rotating. I checked to make sure the values are turned on (they are), took off the arm to make sure there was no blockage (there isn't) and it still will not work. Could this be a clogged filter? Where would I even look for that?
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Re: Bottom Spray Arm Not Rotating
Check to make sure you are getting enough water entering the dishwasher. If you add a liter of water, does the water arm turn then? If so, you may have a faulty water valve that is not allowing enough water to enter to turn the spray arm. Hope that solves it :)
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You did not say what the make and model are! I have seen this happen because the bottom rack is too close to the spray arm and when the rack is loaded too heavy, it is hit by the spray bar and the spray bar stops.
Hi, i had this sand residue just on the top shelf and found that the upper spray arm was not rotating around. (I opened the door a few times when it was washing to find the spray arm in exactly the same position). I had a quick look at the spray arm holes but did not notice any obstructions... However on closer inspection, I discovered a small hole pointing sideways at each end of the spray arm. The spray from these holes propel the spray arm to rotate. Both were blocked by a small ball of hair like substance. I had to use a needle to remove this and this solved my problem.
Carefully inspect the lower spray arm for a crack or separation. Also inspect the holes in the spray arm that may be stopped up with debris. Remove and clean the filter in the front center of the tub. Set the spray arm at the 12 o'clock position and start the washer. After 30 seconds open the door and check the position of the spray arm. Do thi several times to confirm the spray arm is rotating.
The spray arms can usually be removed by unscrewing (clockwise or counter clockwise depending on brand and model), or squeezing a retainer to release the arm. Before removing the spray arm, place the spray arms (all) in a specific position and activate the dishwasher for a few seconds with wash action. Then examine the position of the spray arms to determine if there was movement from the spray arms. If not, then the spray arm(s) are probably clogged and restricting water flow (which makes them turn). Make certain that you are positioning the plates, glasses, etc. in the dishwasher so that they have access to the water. If still no luck, contact an appliance service company.
The handles slipped down keeping the spray arm from rotating thus causing it to rest against the heating element. It won't wash because of the hole in the bottom spray arm. You have to replace the spray arm before nything else can be determined.
The arm usually will stop rotateing because there is a obstuction in the arm itself you will need to remove the arm normally unclips (older machine used to scew off)When you have the arm out check all hole top and bottom and open any that are blocked rinse out arm and replace give it a wash and see if there is any improovement,let me know. Thanks
i have a similar problem. water is not reaching the bottom spray arm. there. i have an underwater case for my digital camera, so i'm going to put a torch or 2 in some waterproof bags and remove the bottom spray arm and run the dishwasher to see if there's water coming out of the bottom pipe, if not, i need to try and see if there's a blockage in the system, or a dodgy valve, could be that the soldering's or the control panel's buggered.
if the arm is rotating freely when you give it a push by hand, then the problem is blockage in the jets in the arm - the arm only rotates with water coming out of angled jets at the end. take arm out, spray water in centre hole and whatever is blocking the jets should become visible. prize out with a paperclip or similiar