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Weak water pressure particularly in the upper spinning water arm. Never a good cleaning machine again in the upper half of the dishwasher. My other kitchenaid never had this problem...

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Hi,

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Posted on May 09, 2010

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Why won't my upper arm spin?


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand that the upper arm is not spinning in your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# FDB635RF. First, check to make sure that your water pressure is between 30 and 120 PSI. If the water pressure is not good in the area your dishwasher is located, try not to use any other water in your home while using your dishwasher. Secondly, make sure that there are no tall dishes that could possibly be blocking the upper arm from spinning. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your dishwasher status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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Recommend you pull the bottom spray arm straight up, then out of the DW.
Remove 9 phillips screws that hold the filter shroud down. Remove the filter and clean/rinse it out.
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I may have the answer. I had what sounded to be the same problem. I found the dishes were dirty after they were cleaned, but I found there may have been a big pot lid blocking the upper arm. I decided to run the machine again, and after a bit opened the dishwasher after to make sure it was not a problem with the arm. Sure enough, the arm wasn't moving. However, I found out on the Frigidaire webpage that some models have an alternating spray cycle, where only one arm spins at any given time. After reading this I checked again, and it had moved by that time. I checked a few times more to confirm this. So it ended up it was an arm blockage after all. Hope this helped...good luck.
www.frigidaire.com/support/FAQ-Dishwasher.asp#6

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