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The dishes are not getting clean and the top spray bar is not spinning

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This is most commonly due to debris in the inlet of the pump. This will cause poor water flow to the upper arm and low pressure to the bottom rack. If you want to clean this out I have put together some instructions. Follow the link below and let me know if it helps.

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