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Viking dishwasher not cleaning bottom rack of dishes

I have a Viking dishwasher DFUD042 and it has recently stopped cleaning the bottom rack of dishes.  Both wash arms freely rotate and I can't find any obstructions in the holes on the wash arms. Is there anything in these dishwashers that would cause water to get pumped to upper arm but not pumped through the lower arm?

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  • vikinglover Mar 30, 2009

    I have the same problem with the upper arm....the upper arm rotates freely when I turn it by hand, there appears to be some water in it, but not enought to make the arm turn and spray normally. what is the likely solution? can I remedy this myself without a service call? (the last time I had a service call on this appliance (for one of the control dials), the authorized repair company sent a 19 year old kid and left a $400 bill)

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    I too have the same problem. But can't seem to find a stockist for the part. I'm not sure Water Div valve is what Viking call it. Suggestions?

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

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Kgt1962. I have same problem with the lower rack not cleaning. the lower wash arm just sits on top of the plastic opening at the supply pipe. it just flops around. Is this normal?

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