Lower spray arm does not spray or turn. I know this because I have run the machine several times and the inside of items on lower rack are still dry on the inside. Also, the soap door is opening but the soap is not being washed out of dispenser by lower spray. I have removed lower arm and cleaned it. I have also disassembled the filter assembly to make sure it is clean. No obvious residue built up. Help!!
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Re: Lower spray arm does not turn or spray.
HI It might be a broken sump assy. Which is the part under the lower are.
Without testing it myself I can not tell you what is broken but....
I can help you get an ideay. there is a microswithc in it (#27) which sometomes goes bad but to make it easy on you HERE is the link for LDS5811ST LDS5811WW
you should be able to rebuild the sump assy with no problem
It can also just be stuck. The only way to find out is to open it and take a look
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I'm now soaked, but I was able to determine that the lower arm isn't turning. There's a LOT of water coming out, but it doesn't move. Turning by hand I can turn it freely, it spins like a top. .... You may not post new threads; You may not post replies; You maynot post attachments; You may not edit your posts.
Your spray arm jets are probably clogged. Depending on the model, the lower spray arm generally has a nut or thumb/butterfly screw (plastic) that you remove and then lift the spray arm off. I always soak mine in hot soapy water and then flush with hot water. If debris such as pieces of paper, bone, peelings are in there, you'll need to take a tweezer or toothpick to remove them from the jets. The upper spray arm usually has the same apparatus and you can follow the same procedure. The upper spray arm receives water pressure from a tube that runs up the back of the machine on the inside. If the connection has been knocked out of line, the water can't flow through the tube to the spray arm. My kids used to knock ours loose when they loaded the lower shelf. Pull out the top shelf and see if the plastic connectors are in place. If not, snap them back on the shelf supports and this should align the tubes.
I hope these suggestions help your problem. If so please come back to Fixya and rate my advice!
These spray arm will only get water several times in the wash and rinse cycle.They do not turn at the same time the lower (bottom large spray arm under the bottom rack).
There is a chamber that diverts water either to the bottom sprayer or to the top sprayers, not to both at the same time.
If your top spray arms never get water, then there must be an issue with that chamber motor to divert the water. A new sump assembly that has all the new parts.
Carefully inspect the lower spray arm for a crack or separation. Also inspect the holes in the spray arm that may be stopped up with debris. Remove and clean the filter in the front center of the tub. Set the spray arm at the 12 o'clock position and start the washer. After 30 seconds open the door and check the position of the spray arm. Do thi several times to confirm the spray arm is rotating.
Sprayers require water to pass through the jets to provide motion to the arms.
Remove the sprayer from the machine and look for blockages. (Removal should be easy, at it is expected that the user will need to clean the jets occasionally; If you have any problems removing it, consult your manual).
Hi, Make sure the jets in the spray arm ore not plugged at all. Check the black bellows on top the lower spray arm and see if it has a split in it. Let me know if these help or if I can assist you further.
On the LG LDF xxxx dishwasher family, the Vario feature uses a motor/check valve to switch between "full power" cleaning from _either_ the lower or the upper spray arms, never at the same time. So, not seeing the upper arm spin during the lower arm spinning is standard operating procedure.
But back to your problem. Step one would be to remove the filter assembly again and make certain that there is nothing (debris, broken glass) blocking the white areas where the check valve rotates to switch between upper/lower spray arms. A blockage there ~could~ cause impotent spraying/cleaning.
If there is no blockage and the impeller remains in good shape, suspect a failing wash pump motor. Try to isolate the noise to that motor.
Watch for error codes on the display and report back what you find, OK?
just open the machine ( only if you are comfortable with this) and take the sump assy out as a whole.
Than open it up and look at the drawings. It will come to you as you are going in to it. Otherwise ask a friend with a little technical knowledge to help you.
The drawings and parts lists should help you
running with the door open indicates another fault that could be dangerous unless you have bridged the catch for testing only,
water should flow fast and forceful at all times that it circulates, through both spray arms at once, you have to look for blockages in the system, is the waste outlet pipe high enough, this allows the machine to fill adequately so it doesn't pump intermittently, i doubt very much this is an electrical problem
hope i have helped a little