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The spray arms do not seem to be rotating. The dishes are not getting clean and even though we had the spray devices cleaned by a service tech and just ran a full wash cycle with vinegar, the soap dispenser isn't fully cleaned of soap and the dirtiest of the dishes are still soiled.

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Probably the pump is bad

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