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Maytag MDB3700AWE bottom wash arm does not move Freely by hand

Is the bottom wash arm supose to move freely. It move about 6 inches and then sticks, Both arms were clogged and I seemed to have fixed with Vinegar

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Yes, the wash arm should spin freely. Recommend that you remove the arms and search for what is stopping it.
In addition to hard water, the ultra-cheap dishwasher powder really does/can leave calcium-like deposits behind. Use brand name powder for 30 days and you will see a difference. Never use gel or tablets in any dishwasher.
Adding a whole-house water softener would eliminate 90 % of your problem. The other 10% will be taken care of by not buying ultra generic powder.

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Dish washer does not drain. Checked for food being stuck anywhere. removed wash arm and plastic housing and checked for any type of blockage. Dishwasher hardly used.

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