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Dish washer does not clean didhes on the second level

Our dishwasher does not function on the second level. The bottom level will have clean dishes. It looks like the top level does not get any water. I can not check this as the water stops running when you open the door during a cycle.
Do you know how to solve this problem?

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I had a similar poblem with my Kitchenaid dishwasher( piece of overpriced poop) I had to replace the empeller /chopper unit that chops debris when washing. It was bent to the point where it would not turn & power the pumping to the top sprayer. Once I replaced it it worked, until it broke again. Do yourself a favor & NEVER buy a Kitchenaid. cheers Billy D

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