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Dishwasher is 2 years old. Top shelf dishes not getting clean even on on heavy duty and sani rinse cycle. All arms move freely,tried the 2 cups white vinegar in an open container and run cycle. I thought that helped but a few days later we are back to the same thing. No debris around drains. Tried loading differently. I have called for a repair person,but is there anything else I could check on my own?

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Sometimes the holes in the arms get blocked up,sweetcorn,rice etc, this then stops the arm spinning and water being sprayed onto plates etc, unscrew it and run water through the centre hole and see what happens.

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