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My Whirlpool Gold dishwasher has been wonderful until recently. In the last 2-3 weeks, the top rack of dishes does NOT get clean - AT ALL. It appears that the spray arm is not moving, or at least not moving much. What can I do myself to check this out and possibly take things apart to see if something is clogged?

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Take a tork #20 screwdriver and remove the screen go all the way to the choper and make sure its not broken on clogged.

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