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The lower water dispensing arm will not rotate. There is no binding and water is being applied. I do not know if my water volume is great enough to spin and discharge soap water.

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I would replace the spray arm, there is probably dirt built up inside it...

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If pump running and enough water than I would assume a blocked wash arm.
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The lower housing underneath the lower wash arm may still have something blocking the water passages.

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There's a pump that provides water pressure. It's at the bottom of the machine beneath the lower rotating arm, probably beneath additional plastics. Remove these two items and verify that there is no debris blocking water from reaching the pump as if this is the case, water pressure cannot be generated.

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