Question about Maytag 24 in. MDB5600A Jetclean II Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishes not getting clean

How do I remove the spin arm on the bottom to clean the filter?

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Re: dishes not getting clean

See this diagram...

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Re: dishes not getting clean

In the center of the arm is a screw on cap. It looks like it's part of the arm, but the round center screws off.

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