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Hi Marsha: Try this site that is for troubleshooting whirlpool dishwashers: http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/Dishwasher-Repair/9-4-508590-/Maytag-Dishwasher-MDB7100AWW-Troubleshooting

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SOURCE: small plastic top and mid spray arm do not turn, bottom does

decrete, you want to get down to the chopper and screen. If the screen is plugged up with gunk there won't be enough pressure to reach the top spray arms. Check out the posted pics. Remove the lower spray arm. Rotate the rear feed arm to the right until it unsnaps from the tube going up the back. See the 4 torq screws holding the filter on. Remove them. Lift the filter up. Now you will see the chopper inlet cover. 1 torq screw holding it in. Lift it up and there's the chopper and screen. Catriver..post back

Posted on Apr 09, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool GU3200 dishwasher

The illusive technical repair sheet that isn't there...

Turn the thing a little further and pull UP. It'll come out. You've got to put some muscle into it!

The manual for the GU1000/1200/1500 is here (it's almost the same and as close as I can get you to a 3200)

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/52521bdbd0ef763c85256cbc00520548/$FILE/8178022.pdf

Jeremy

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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SOURCE: No flow to top spray arm

the tube feeding the top spray arm may be clogged. The top srpay arm seal may be defective as well.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

SOURCE: Dishes not cleaning particularly on top rack

Thank you, so much, for the update!

Lita

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

SOURCE: Can't remove lower spray arm

the nut screws off counter clock wise.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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decrete, you want to get down to the chopper and screen. If the screen is plugged up with gunk there won't be enough pressure to reach the top spray arms. Check out the posted pics. Remove the lower spray arm. Rotate the rear feed arm to the right until it unsnaps from the tube going up the back. See the 4 torq screws holding the filter on. Remove them. Lift the filter up. Now you will see the chopper inlet cover. 1 torq screw holding it in. Lift it up and there's the chopper and screen. Catriver..post back

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