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NO WATER COMES OUT OF UPPER WASH ARMS - Whirlpool 24 in. GU2500 XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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This is usually because of food items inside the arms.
Undo the top arm (clips or large screw) - and back-wash the arm through the spray holes..

This usually solves the problem.

Sometimes the clips wear that hold the arms on - if this is the case - buy a replacement spray arm.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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