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Hi, my Frigidaire dishwasher doesn't seem to clean

Hi, my Frigidaire QuietClean 1 dishwasher doesn't seem to clean the top rack very well for about 2 weeks now. Either food or soap residue is left on the dishes after the cycle is complete. I've opened the dishwasher during the cycle and the top water nozzle doesn't seem to flow any water to the middle spray arm.

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If the top rack of the dishwasher doesn't get clean, check your appliance to see if you can fix the problem.
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