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Upper arm not spinning

The upper arm is getting water to it but it is not spinning due to not having enough pressure. What could be the cause?

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Typically this is a sign of debris in the sump area. I have put together instructions on how to clean it out if you are up for it. Follow the link and let me know if it helps.

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Posted on May 07, 2010

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