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The arm is not spinning during the wash cycle.

The arm is not spinning. the water seems to be circulating but i have tested it by removing the basket, noting where the arm is and starting the machine. a few minutes after the wash cycle has started, I shut off the power and open the door. Sure enough the arm is still in the same place. I noticed this because some of the dishes were coming out still dirty and not all of the soap would be used. When I first got it the dishes would be clean, now most of them look blotchy.

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Check the spray holes in the arm that spray sideways instead of straight up, they may be clogged. use a toothepick or other small
pointed object to unclogg the opening. Mine was clogged and it is working good after I did that.

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No solution but the same problem....so someone else must have the solution, hopefully.

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I don't feel from the info supplied that you have a drain pump/drain line issue because you do not take a "ND" error code for "no drain" during the wash cycle.....the wash cycle completes. I don't believe you have a stuck slightly open water inlet valve in the machine because I feel the machine would eventually over fill and flood the laundry area in time.

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I would start by removing the front cover of the machine follow all safety warnings in the Service Manual.

Follow the first few steps in my Clutch Fix post to remove the front cover.

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