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I have a Kenmore dishwasher and recently it seems to have stopped pumping the water, as in stopped spraying the water. It still sounds the same and runs through the cycles but it seems to only steam the dished as opposed to wash them. There is no leaking of any kind.

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Water not getting to the unit as they should be or your pump is clog with left over you will need to take the spray arm out and get to the pump and clean it.
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