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It appears that water is not running through the dishwasher or that the sprayers are not working correctly. There doesn't appear to be a clog. However, I did find a round rubber "washer" (I think that is what they are called) laying in the bottom of the dishwasher - where does this part go. It was working fine until this wash. The heating element works fine but like I said it appears that something may be wrong with the spray tower. Please advise Model number of Hotpoint: HDA3420Z01BB Thank you

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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


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