Question about Dishwashers
TOP ARM NOT SPINNING
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It looks like there is not enough water pressure to spin the spray arms. Loss of pressure may be due to various things, like damaged seal, cracked tubes, clogged filters, screens etc.
I suggest you take a look at the technician repair sheet that should be stored inside the front panel at the bottom of the door. Remove that panel under the door with screw driver. Inside, attached to the panel, you should find a troubleshooting guide and solution for technician. But it is easy to follow. Look at the section under "poor wash" and follow its recommendation. I had exact same problem - not enough water pressure. In my case, the chopper screen was clogged and the chopper assemply was broken. I followed the repair instruction above to remove the chopper assembly, cleaned the chopper screen and the washer now is as good as new. I will need to replace the chopper when the part arrives.
Posted on Nov 27, 2007
I had the same problem and found two things which were causing it
-The O-ring was missing off of the tube connection on the back of the dryer that inserts into the sprayer tube. I found a size 11 O-Ring at Home Depot and it worked
-The openings on the underside of the spray arm are what propels the sprayer to spin. I found small pieces of plastic debris in the openings and cleaned them out.
Now the middle arm spins like it should.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
SOURCE: top arm not spinning
only the top rack isnt getting clean?
there is a little plastic circle in the middle of the bottom of the upper spray arm. turn it counter clock wise to pull the upper spray arm from the upper rack. make sure that isnt clogged and the spray holes are not clogged. otherwise....
the piece that the bottem spray arm plugs into and runs along the back wall of the tank to the top is called a feed tube. pull the bottom spray arm out. now you can see the part of the feed tube that feeds the upper spray arm water. does it pop out freely and easily? if so then you need a new feed tube, if not then its most likely your not achieving the right water level or your impeller connected to your circulation pump(motor) is clogged not supplying enough water pressure to travel up the feed tube to spin the upper spray arm.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
Hi: I just posted a similar problem, but found a solution. After taking the arm, etc. apart (and verifying no blockages), I thought maybe the lack of water pressure was being caused by the fact that there are TWO holes for the top spray arm (higher and lower rack setting) on my model. ie. that water was being forced out of both holes, causing a drop in water pressure, which was causing the top spray arm to stop spinning. I plugged the unused hole with a wine bottle cork (to keep the water from spraying out the unused hole), and voila, it now works.
I wish all appliance fixes were this easy...!
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
did you solve this. we have the same problem. the piece that the arm is connected to is slightly broken. I don't want to pay for a service call. let me know what you did.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 05, 2011 | KitchenAid KUDC25CH Dishwasher
Jan 30, 2011 | KitchenAid Dishwashers
Dec 11, 2010 | KitchenAid Dishwashers
Sep 17, 2010 | KitchenAid KUDS24SE Built-in Dishwasher
Aug 21, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...
Nov 20, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...
Feb 01, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...
Jan 20, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless...
76 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: