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I have a Frigidaire dishwasher and there is not any water coming out of the top wash arm. There is good water pressure coming out of the lower washarm. I pulled out the dishwasher and can see the water going to the top washarm through the tube and it goes up very slowly. I took out the "check ball" below the lower washarm and it worked good. I put the "check ball" back in and ran the machine on "Upper Rack" and it still does not have any water coming out of the upper washarm. It doesn't seem like the check ball is operating correctly. Any ideas?

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  • travis_buchn May 02, 2010

    I believe the water inlet valve and float switch are working fine. I manually put in extra water into the tank to make sure it had enough water.

    The "check ball" is covering the hole to where the water would go to go out tof the upper washarm. What controls the "check ball" to move away from the hole so that water can transfer up the tube to go out of the upper washarm? When I remove it manually, then the water flows to the upper washarm.

  • travis_buchn May 10, 2010

    I replaced the float switch and nothing has changed. It is operating exactly how it did before I replaced the float switch.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check that there is no gunk or mold behind the filter screen and under the cover at the bottom. Now check the water inlet valve which is located behind the lower access panel on the left/right side of the Dishwasher. If the water inlet valve is bad you’ll need to replace it. Please also check the main water line for clogs/obstructions. If still the issue is not resolved then it’s a bad float switch and needs to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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Posted on May 01, 2010

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    Rylee Smith May 02, 2010

    It is the float switch that is responsible for all this.

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