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Water not spraying hard enough

The water is coming up through the bottom spray arm but is not spraying hard enough to clean the dishes.The spray arm moves very slow with the water shooting up about 3 inches. The water is not pumping hard enough to make it up to the second and third spray arm. Tube leading to the upper spray arms is clear. The water inlet valve has been replaced and the motor seems to spin freely. All has been cleaned so there is no debris.

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  • Jaredvan Mar 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Kenmore that is about four years old. It has a weak spray. I was wondering if it was stuck in the China mode or is the pump just weak. It has worked poorly from day one.

  • Bert Calvary
    Bert Calvary Jan 14, 2014

    I have a similar problem with my LG. After troubleshooting I noticed that at the end of the water fill cycle, I could hear the drain pum start and drain most of the water out. Then the wash or rinse cycle would start, but without enough water would not work, you could hear and see the main pum cavitate. I plugged the drain for a rinse cycle and the water filled and started to rinse normally.

  • Bert Calvary
    Bert Calvary Jan 14, 2014

    Add a CommentIs there a way to reset this condition of the drain cycle coming on at the wrong time?

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I'd only like to add that be very observant when removing the chopper and screen. The larger circle (look at cutouts on screen) goes on the top, it cn be very hard to get the chopper blade flex drive positioned correctly (very bad results will occur if not properly installed) and be patient and gentle when reinstalling the chopper cover to get everything correctly aligned. When everything is in the right place the chopper cover will rotate (counter clockwise) easily back into place.

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Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.

Check water level:
Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.

Inspect food chopper:
Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove the rounded cover on the left side to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage of blockage. There may be an additional plastic screen to remove first.

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