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I have a maytag MDB2200AWE DISHWASHER I THINK ITS A 1999 THE BOTTOM ARM DOES NOT SPIN FREELY IT GOES FOR ABOUT 1/2 A REVOLUTION THEN STOPS, WHEN I MOVE IT BY HAND IT MOVES FREELY FOR ABOUT HALF A TURN THEN GETS HARD TO MOVE, HOW DO I FIX THIS ,AND HOW DO I GET THE ARM OFF TO SEE IF ANYTHING IS JAMMING IT UP

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SOURCE: water not going through spray arms

1.does motor run? no. replace motor. 2.open door and leave the bottom rack inside dw.spin the spray arm underneath the bottom rack by hand. it should spin freely without binding. if it doesnt spin freely take out the bottom rack and try again. if it does spin freely then your bottom rack is laying on your sprayarm preventing it from rotating. 3.you could also not be getting enough water into your dw.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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SOURCE: dishwasher - no spray arm action

If it is filling with water properly then it sounds like the chopper screen is clogged so that water isn't getting into the pump. You can remove the top of the pump housing and get to the screen and chopper blade to inspect it. Go to sears.com, click on parts and enter your model number and you can view a diagram of the pump parts to help in disassembling it.
If the pump is not clogged then you have a problem with the impeller or motor. If this is the case you can replace the entire sump assembly just about as cheap as replacing individual parts of the pump.
Post back with any questions.
Thanks, Mike

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: dishwasher not cleaning

hello kiwi
check the water level in machine this may be low due to pressure switch not sensing correct level try blowing back through air tube to clear any water from tube then try again
quick way is to start machine and when in wash mode check water and position of arms then add a litre or so of water in mid wash then recheck wash arms if they are now moving then you have water level problem

Posted on Feb 24, 2008

SOURCE: Upper washer arm not rotating on KitchenAid dishwasher

Make sure that the top rack is pushed all the way back, before you close the door to switch it on. Look at how it rests in the connection in the back. You'll see what I mean. That's most likely the issue.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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SOURCE: bosch dishwasher arms dont spin, but turn freely

How do you know the arms are not moving? They are spun by the water jetting through them and they may be blocked. They just pull out and clip back in so run some mains water through them. Also if you put dishes or trays that are big they can obstruct the arms so give them a spin to see first.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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Dishwasher lower spray arm will not move or turn by hand


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The upper spray arm came detached, how do I reattach it?


On my dishwasher, this arm attaches with a huge gray plastic screw. If it comes loose, you'll usually find the spray arm sitting in the bottom rack, but the screw falls down to the bottom of the tub.

The spray arm has a hole that goes all the way through its center. One of these holes is larger than the other, so the arm will only attach in one direction. Most of the spray holes on the arm face "up" when installed.

Slide out the upper rack, position the spray arm on its pivot, then insert the screw and turn clockwise to tighten it. The arm should spin freely.

If this arm isn't attached, none of the dishes will wash well (due to a loss of water pressure).

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This sounds like the sprayer arm isn't rotating freely.
Open the dishwasher and pull the bottom tray forward (remove it if you like)

Reach in and try to rotate the sprayer arm. It should move freely. If you give it a quick flick, it should spin around at least one full revolution before coming to a stop.

Sometimes these become blocked by dishes or plastic bags in the bottom of the dishwasher, other times they simply wear out and you'll need to replace the arm assembly. When I replaced this for our GE dishwasher this spring, the total cost was around $38 for the parts. The replacement took less than 5 minutes, with no tools.

If you want help tracking down replacement part numbers or a source to buy them, comment back here and I'll google them up for you.

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Our whirpool dishwasher seems to be cleaning the dishes here and there, missing some. The top shelf of the dishwasher does not seem to be cleaning at all. Also the soap dispenser does not seem to be quite...


This sounds more like the sprayer arm isn't rotating freely.
Open the dishwasher and pull the bottom tray forward (remove it if you like)

Reach in and try to rotate the sprayer arm. It should move freely. If you give it a quick flick, it should spin around at least one full revolution before coming to a stop.

Sometimes these become blocked by dishes or plastic bags in the bottom of the dishwasher, other times they simply wear out and you'll need to replace the arm assembly. When I replaced this for our GE dishwasher this spring, the total cost was around $38 for the parts. The replacement took less than 5 minutes, with no tools.

If you want help tracking down replacement part numbers or a source to buy them, comment back here and I'll google them up for you.

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It is filling and running but the water is not


Could be two different things -- either the pump is not moving water through the sprayer arm, or the sprayer arm isn't free to spin around.
I've fixed one of each in the past year, so either is reasonable.

First, check the easy one -- the sprayer arm.
Open the dishwasher and pull the bottom tray forward so you can reach the sprayer arm.
Reach in and try to spin it around by hand. It should move freely, and if you flick it around, it should spin a full turn around before stopping.
If it's unable to move at all, then look for something stuck like a fork or plastic bag.
If it moves, but very quickly stops spinning, it might be a foreign object or it might need a new sprayer arm assembly. The one I got this year was $38 including shipping.

If the sprayer arm is free and easy to move, then check the water pump:
Start the dishwasher and listen. When it's done filling and sounds like the wash cycle, quickly unlock and open the door.
It shouldn't spray water in your face, but there should be lots of water dripping from the racks and the top (and the dishes, if it's loaded when you do this test!)

If not, then the problem is either a failed main pump or a blocked pump, and the repair will be a bit more money and a lot more time.

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Cleaning the filter was the right thing to try.
Since you don't see cracks/breaks on the spray arm and it appears that it is spinning freely, I doubt that replacing the spray arm will fix your problem.
If your dishwasher is several years old, your problem is likely a failing pump motor, but before you swap that out, check that the impeller is not damaged. Good Luck!

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In addition to hard water, the ultra-cheap dishwasher powder really does/can leave calcium-like deposits behind. Use brand name powder for 30 days and you will see a difference. Never use gel or tablets in any dishwasher.
Adding a whole-house water softener would eliminate 90 % of your problem. The other 10% will be taken care of by not buying ultra generic powder.

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1.does motor run? no. replace motor. 2.open door and leave the bottom rack inside dw.spin the spray arm underneath the bottom rack by hand. it should spin freely without binding. if it doesnt spin freely take out the bottom rack and try again. if it does spin freely then your bottom rack is laying on your sprayarm preventing it from rotating. 3.you could also not be getting enough water into your dw.

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