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Top shelf not cleaning

No water comes out the very top (small) spinner, and the spinner just below the top shelf does not have enough water pressure to cause it to spin or spray up (some water comes out the lower jets.)

The lower spinner sprays and turns, although maybe not as powerful as it used to. The screen in the bottom below the spinner is clean. Maybe the pump is bad - weak?

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Hi, the most likely cause of this is the sump is plugged under the screen area, I have put some instructions together to show how to clean out down there. let me know if it helps.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4628450-poor_cleaning_or_noisy_pump_whirlpool_or

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The spinner on top of the dishwasher, that I guess shoots out the water is not spinning. I think?


You may have debris in the sprayer arm jets. It is usually simple to remove the sprayer arms. Then rinse them well using the sink sprayer for forceful water power. I have sometimes had to use a tweezer to remove bits of plastic, paper, bone, or food particles. Once you've remove the debris, rinse well forcing water through to dislodge any other debris. Once you've reattached the sprayer arms, you should have cleaner dishes. Also, some brands of dishwashers have a pipe that runs up the inside back wall and connects to a pipe that runs under the top shelf. Water flowing through this pipe under the top shelf propels the sprayer arms. If the connection at the back is not flush with the "propel" pipe there won't be enough water pressure to turn the sprayer arm. Check to see if your dishwasher has this type of set up.
I hope this works. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution.
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Dec 01, 2010 | Maytag 24 in. MDB3700 Built-in Dishwasher

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Ref: Poor cleaning or noisy pump on Whirlpool or Kenmore dishwasher. April 25,...


A plugged up sump can cause a multitude of problems in a dishwasher, it can make the dishwasher not clean as well as it should, make the cycle run longer, it can create noises and redeposit food.

To clean the sump follow the directions below.

- Remove the lower rack

- Remove the lower wash arm (1) by turning the nut (4) clockwise (right) lift the arm off, there is a bearing (3) (small thin plastic washer) under the arm, be sure not to loose it. Lift the tab on the back of the feed tube cap (2) and swing it to the right and lift up, this may need a bit of pressure to release it.
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- Remove the 4 screws (3) from the accumulator (1), lift off the accumulator. Remove 1 screw(7) from the cover (8) this is located down inside of the sump (4) on the left front side. Lift up and remove the cover (8), watch for glass and clean out all the debris from the sump and especially around the the area of the chopper and screen (6) which will be exposed with the cover (8) off. If the screen is blocked with debris that usually means you need a new chopper. it may be broken or loose and not doing its job.

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Once clean reassemble and enjoy a dishwasher that cleans the dishes again.

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The top spinner/cleaner dish sprayer thing isn't spinning or spraying water on to the dishes on the top shelf. The rest of the dishwasher works. Any suggestions on how to fix?


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When my wife started complaining about her dishwasher not getting the top rack clean this is what I found and I wrote a tip about it...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4817172-dishwasher_spray_arms_not_spinning

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DISHES ON TOP RACK ARE NOT GETTING CLEAN TOP SPINNER NOT SPINNING POSSIBLY NOT ENOUGH WATER PRESSURE?


It would help if you provided the make and model of the dishwasher.
Most likely cause of not getting enough water pressure to top rack is the water diverter may be faulty.

Depending on the model - it is a small ball floating in a vertical channel which alternately opens and closes the bottom and top water inlets to the spray arms. Check part at Repair Clinic after selecting make & model of your dishwasher.

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The spinner below the top rack is not spinning. Any ideas?


if there is no enough pressure in the water arm dont spin so we should check the inlet filter clean it and also check the valves in the main waterline.

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Make sure that the spray bar when lifted by the water pressure is NOT hitting the dish rack OR has excessive friction. Test by manually lifting and turning.

Also the jets must exit at an angle to provide the torque.

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The dishes on the top shelf does not seem to get clean. Does not appear water is coming out of the top spinning module.


Take out the top spinner and clean it thoroughly with descaler and degreaser / very hot soapy water. Soak it for a while and it will work wonders. Put it back in the machine and it will work like new.

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Clean on bottom rack but dirty on top


Clean the filter at the bottom of the tub. If it is dirty or clogged the water pressure may not be strong enough to spin the top arm. Make sure also the there is nothing blocking the holes of the spinner arm. If the filter and arm are clear then the pump may be failing.

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Middle and top spinners do not spin The pump is pushing water up the back delivery tube. There are no dishes in the unit and I was able to trick the door into thinking it was closed so I could watch what...


Hi,
Remove each spray arm and check it is clear of food particlesat the jets. The next problem may occour at the rotating joint . If the seal is not good, you can loose a lot of water out of this point.. If both of these seem reasonable, then yes the circulation pump may need checking. First check for any debris in the impeller, and that it is not worn or damaged, and that it is attached to the motor or the coupling is still good. If these are ok, then the motors='s capacitor may be faulty - causing it to buzz more than normal usually, and it looses efficiency, getting hot in the process.

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decrete, you want to get down to the chopper and screen. If the screen is plugged up with gunk there won't be enough pressure to reach the top spray arms. Check out the posted pics. Remove the lower spray arm. Rotate the rear feed arm to the right until it unsnaps from the tube going up the back. See the 4 torq screws holding the filter on. Remove them. Lift the filter up. Now you will see the chopper inlet cover. 1 torq screw holding it in. Lift it up and there's the chopper and screen. Catriver..post back

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