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Kenmore 587.1616 - upper sprayarm doesn't move -

Hi, trouble with upper sprayarm... tried most everything.
a). no obstructions/blockage of sprayarm
b). cleaned out base (gook removed), could not actually get to chopper... but got to rotating axle
c). pressure to machine okay... (not sure about top)
d). roof entry of water aligned with funnel water intake (activating upper spray arm)
e). worked fine recently
f). used high power hose (outside) and sprayed right into sprayarm... did not rotate (although it was free to do so ... this confused me)... water just dribbled out... yet no known damage to spray arm.

any ideas? got to area of chopper but did not get to actual rotating blade. pulled out lots of hair! but chopper axle does freely rotate by hand.

any ideas? had to ask the guru... thanks so much in advance. pete

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Remove chopper, clean screen on chopper.

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