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Upper arm does not spray

The dishes not washed properly.
Took apart the arm - no clogs.
The water is not going up.
Lower arm is OK.
The dishwasher is 2 years old.
Really frustrating..
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

Same problem, lower arm spins upper arm doesn't rotate. Result dirty dishes. Checked all water outlets and can't find any obstructions.

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Re: upper arm does not spray

Dig deeper, until you find filters. Those are probably clogged. You may need a screwdriver...

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Dishes are always dirty, maybe even dirtier after running dishwasher. has hot water, lower arm moves.

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Your sprayer arms may be clogged.
The upper arm attaches to a tube in the back of the dishwasher. If the support clamps come loose, the upper spray tube will not be flush with the tube and can't carry water to the sprayer arms. Also the sprayer arms can become clogged with paper remnants, bone fragments, or pieces of peeling. You'll need to remove the sprayer arm and flush it at your sink. If there is a jet that is clogged, tweezers will help remove the residue.
Finally, the bottom of the door INSIDE the washer often get covered with gunk. Be sure and gently wash the bottom of the door INSIDE. You can open the door, spray some window cleaner on the bottom and then gently brush away the 'gunk.' Rinse with hot water from a pitcher or your sink sprayer and this can eliminate some of the residue that is showing on your dishes.
I hope this helps. If it does, please come back to Fixya and rate my answer

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