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The orbit arm won't rotate but the orbit does

I have cleaned all parts inside

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Good Afternoon Jamie Talbert, thank you for your post!

I understand that your orbit arm will not rotate on your Frigidaire dishwasher. Typically, to rotate that orbit arm it is the water pressure coming into your machine. If you have cleaned all the internal parts you may want to review that the psi coming into your dishwasher is between 20-120 psi. Once you have checked the psi it could be an internal issue with the orbit arm. You may need to replace that component. I would suggest reaching out to the manufacturer for proper pricing and availability. -Matt

Posted on Nov 21, 2014


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SOURCE: The upper sprayer arm does

Dishes not getting clean are often the result of drain poiblems. Check to see post cycle if you have a noticable amount of water in the bottom of the tub. If you note excess post cycle water perform the following:
1. Check the sink connection port for obstructions. This is usually a garbage disposal connection so make sre the port in the side of the garbage disposal (or where ever the drain connects to the sink) is clear.
2. Most dishwasher installations have an Air-Gap above the counter top before the sink drain connection. This need to be checked for obstructions. Lift off the cover and NOTE in installed positon of the inner cap as it will only install ONE way. Unscrew the threaded plasting retaining nut and lift off the cap. This is were most the time you find debris. Clean this as best you can. I often use a wire coat hanger and a flash light to reach down the inside of the assembly to clear obstructions.
3. Check the drain hose for any signs of collapsing, kinks or folds. Then with POWER REMOVED from the dishwasher remove the drainhose from the dishwasher drain connection and check that port for obstructions. Clear any blockage.

Make sure to test the dishwasher after doing this.... Add a pitcher of water to the unit then hit cancel / drain or start a long cycle as the fist thing that will happen is a brief drain period.

After this wash some glassware and check for cloudy / spotty glasware post cycle.

If you STILL have the problem remove the lower wash arm and support (if so equipped) and clean off any screens, or ports and if you have a sump clean the sump.

Since you did not include a model number this is a generic response that should get rid of the problem but... if it persists I will need a model number for further dis-assembly, troubleshooting and cleaning instructions. We can resolve this. Just make sure we keep communication going until the problem is corrected.

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SOURCE: water won't circulate inside of

Check to rotor motor for operation? or a possible belt drive where the belt has failed. Hope this helps Regards Mike

Posted on Jul 08, 2011

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SOURCE: my maytag mdb8600aws jet clean 2 only cleans dishes in bottom

The seals that the racks "plug" into need replaced. Ours had the same issue and replaced the seals and it works fine now.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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