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How to remove upper spray arm of Maytag DWU 9200 BBE dishwasher

Spray arm is plugged, and I can't figure out how to get it off to clean it.
Also, what causes this? Is there a filter somewhere that needs to be cleaned?

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  • tom9718 Nov 10, 2008

    my upper spray arm has come off and I cannot see how to re-attach it. Can anyone help?

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    cannot remove upper arm

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    is there a tool that you use to remove the tower on the bottom spray arm maytag dishwasher

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There is a plastic clip that holds the spray arm to the inlet line. This clip is in the center and has to be sqeazed together to release the arm.

Both upper and lower spray arms become clogged by different objects like paper, plastic, stems from fruits, etc... These are particles that cannot br dissolved be the detergents.

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