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D3251. Top sprayer has water going thru it but is not turning, not dirty and spins freely

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Hi,
There is dirt floating around in there that you cannot see...replace it and you will be washing again...

That problem can have many and varied solutions...I have tried to put together in this tip the most common and easiest to checkout problems. For many of the spray arm problems the solution will be here, but it would be impossible to cover every possible problem in any answer with out actually being able to hands-on disgnose the problem....

DishwasherD3251. Top sprayer has water going thru it but is - 2_bing.gif Spray Arms not Spinning

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Posted on May 30, 2010

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