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I have to initate the spinning of the sprayer arm.

My dishwasher will hum, but sprayer arm will not spray water. If I manually spin the sprayer until the water comes out of the wall of the dishwasher to fill up, then the rest of the cycle works fine. When I spin the sprayer, water does come out, but it seems it doesn't have enough pressure to initiate spinning on its own. It has plenty of pressure for the duration of the rest of the cycle.

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Uasally it isnt the spinning of the spary arm that does the fill it is controlled or a timed fill then the motor comes on if there isnt enough water in the unit it will not have enough pressure really need more info though

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