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Not enough pressure to top rack

Cleans ok on bottom but not top rack.

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PULL WASH ARM OFF OF THE TOP RACK AND SLAP AGAINST YOUR HAND AND SEE IF FOREIGN MATTER IS LODGED IN ANY OF THE SPRAY JETS. CLEAN AND REATTACH

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It would help if you provided the make and model of the dishwasher.
Most likely cause of not getting enough water pressure to top rack is the water diverter may be faulty.

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I had the same problem and fixed it by disassembling the lower spray arm and return filter, and cleaning all the junk out.
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