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Hi,
When my wife started complaining about her dishwasher not getting the top rack clean this is what I found and I wrote a tip about it...

Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4817172-dishwasher_spray_arms_not_spinning

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Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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