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Middle wash arm doesn't turn on quiet power 1 ge dishwasher

Upper and lower arms spin and spray but the center one doesn't turn.
I can turn it by hand and it has water in it but seems to be not turning.

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  • karenbdygart Jul 27, 2009

    it is a solid plastic pipe that but up against a nozzel sticking out of the back wall. when you pull out the cup rack it pulls away from the nozzle and when you push it back in it butts up against it. I don't see anything their that seals the pipe but there is a notch inthe nozzle maybe for a rubber washer missing?

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The last two holes (the ones wich give the spin to the arm) are blocked. Remove the arm and try to unblock with a thootpick and by running water into the arm.

Good luck

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

  • sac_63 Dec 03, 2010

    This was my problem. Thanks. Apparently we had a broken glass in the wash and some small shards of glass were plugging the holes. Thanks for the troubleshooting and repair tip!

  • knutfamily Jan 15, 2011

    I had parts of a wooden spoon stuck in both ends!! I cleaned it out and tada!!! I need to wash my wooden spoons by hand!!

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This arm turns due to water pressure in a small hose attached in the back of the dish chamber. Look inside when the dishwasher is empty and you will most likely see that the hose feeding the center arm is disconnected. Just push it back on and you will be up and running.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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