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Upper and lower arms rotate normally. 2nd level (center) arm doesn't rotate at all. Dismantled, checked and cleaned arm. No help. No obstructions in water channel.

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  • pmelnicoff Jan 31, 2010

    There is no center port. The water comes through a channel on the back of the machine that feeds the center and upper arms. All channels and arms are clean. The inlet attached to the dish rack lines up with the outlet just fine. Yet, the middle arm never ever rotates.

  • pmelnicoff Jan 31, 2010

    The dishwasher is one year old, normal usage. Would those parts wear out that fast?

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No the parts does not wear out in one year.but in some cases it has been noticed with this problem.so the part needs to be replaced.Remove the washarm and check the wash arm support. there is a small white palstic piece on the top of the housing which serves as the lower bearing surface and water seal for when the washarm is turning. It often works itself loose and slides up and closes off the water to the lower washarm. If that is the case, it would have to either be rescured properly or you will have to replace the center washarm housing. check out.keep updated.thanks.

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If its like whirlpool dishwashers and the center arm is supported by the upper basket and comes out with the basket and when pushed back in it fits onto the water conduit pipe at the back of the tub,after time the parts wear and when water pressure is applies it escapes around the water conduits where they touch when drawer is pushed in,remedy:replace water conduits and fittings

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The problem is probably the lower wash arm being clogged up especially in the center port. the water sprays up through the center of the wash arm into the upper wash arm check the lower wash arm to see if the center water port is plugged.

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