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Dishes are not getting cleaned because the upper and lower arms are not spinning

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Hello there:
Here is a few things to try ok?
Make sure all spray arm holes, top and bottom, are clear of foreign matter. Does the bottom spray arm turn freely by hand or does it bind? Check under the bottom spray arm to see if the seal (split ring) or the bearing is worn. Check all other seals in the filter system and impellers closely for any wear for if they are swollen. If everything checks out OK and you have lots of water in the unit and the motor is running you should be good to go.
Hope that this is very helpfull for you
Best regards Michael

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: middle arm of dishwasher not spinning

I'm the one that reported the same problem in November as "Guest". I fixed mine finally. I removed the middle arm again and noticed that the holes that spray a jet ot water causing the arm to turn aren't the ones on top. On the bottom of the arm there's a small hole at each end. I looked and one of the holes had a small piece of crud in it. I had to use the tip of an ice pick to dislodge it back into the arm. I then ran water into the arm several times hoping to get the item completely removed. I never did see anything come out but I then ran water through the arm holding it so the water could run out one end. The piece didn't show up in the hole again so I tried washing it to the other end. It still didn't show up so I guess it must have washed out the first time. It's been 3 or 4 weeks now and the arm is still functioning perfectly. Hard to believe that one little piece of trash can cause so much irritation. Good luck on this being the problem for others.

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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