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I have a Kenmore Elite Dishwasher. The water comes in and gets drained properly but the spray-arms don't seems to turn. I have cleaned the mesh but no change. Some people with similar issues have suggested replacing the impeller --- Is that true ? if so, how do I replace it. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Food has made it through the mesh screen and is clogging the holes that spin the spray arms. You should be able to screw it off with lockjaw pliers and use water to try and flush the food out in a reverse manner. If that does not work use a firm slim wire to poke into the holes to free the food. If your still not having luck, buy a new sprayer. If you have disposed of the appliance books, the dealer should have helpful info about procuring manufacturer replacement part.

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You can replace the impeller, it requires purchasing the part, removing the motor/ sump assy from the d/w( or uninstalling the d/w and flipping on its back) the motor does separate form housing with 1 screw and a twist. new part(s) are installed and reassemble,

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