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Equator PLS600 spray arm will not move.

My Equator PLS600 spray arm does not move at any time during the various wash/rinse cycles. The arm is clear. Machine fills and drains as normal. Is it the recirculation pump?

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Problem solved. Removed spray arm assy including nut (attached to body). Manually moved propeller inside water inlet. This freed it up enough to get her working again. Apparent cause was enough debris in chamber to cause it to seize. Note that this fix was preceded by the famous WikiFix of filling chamber with baking soda then topping it off with white vinegar, left overnight. Also note that the above manual movement of the propeller was done with the machine on (not recommended) at the point in the cycle where the spray arm should have been operating.

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