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In the spinning part there are 2 holes on the bottom of it that push it to spin. if they are clogged it wont spin.

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Check that nothing is clogging the outlets on the spray arm. They do need cleaning every now and then.

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Make sure that that upper arm is free to turn. Check it while you have dished installed, because sometimes, dishes on the lower rack may stick up too high and hit it. Otherwise, check the back of the water-supply tube attached to that upper rack.... Is it lining up with the water feed port or hole at the backof the dishwasher? Is there a gasket that is either ripped or missing? And check that wash arm carefully.... Might it be split or bent? Are the holes on the bottom clear? (Those holes are usually angled to push the arm around; if they are clogged, the arm won't rotate.)

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I have a Kenmore dishwasher, purchased in 2000, it is not cleaning the dishes on the top rack, just happened all the sudden.

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take a good look at the two spinning washers they are easy to remove i would suspect they are clogged clean and replace.adrian,,,,

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Check all the water jet orfices in the moving arm. Try cleaning without loading the top rack.

If cleans well, mostly the upper rack dishes not arranged properly.

I hope you are using the main wash detergents. Rinse aid is just to remove the stains after the main wash rinse.

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do you have a sprayer on top portion of dishwasher? if you do make sure it turns when dishwasher is running. check to see if holes in sprayer are open and not colgged up. you can clen it by pacing it in vinegar.

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start by cleaning the dishwasher itself. then you may discover that you are putting objects in invorrectly and the rotars are not spinning correctly or at all because being blocked. also you may want to try a stronger detergent/soap

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Dishes on top rack don't get clean

The following suggestions will greatly enhance the ability of your dishwasher to clean all of the dishes thoroughly:

1. Rinse all of the food off of the dishes before you put them in the dishwasher.

2. Run the hot water into the sink until it is as hot as it gets before you start the dishwasher.

3. Do not pack the dishes into the dishwasher, just put in a reasonable number without crowding or stacking them on either shelf.

4. Pull the top shelf all the way out to be sure that the water connection at the rear of the top shelf is connected. Sometimes, this connector comes disconnected preventing the water from entering the top spray assembly.

THese things should make a huge difference.

Good luck with this and please rate my answer. Thanks. Joe

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there is a new product out that filters the water going into your dishwasher. it works great and my dishes look fantastic. they use to look dirty with a white film on them. after the first load when i hooked up the dishwasher filter my dishes looked brand new. it is affordable and works everytime. you can get it at

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