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Make sure the top spray arm is turning! check for blockage in the jets at the very end of the spray arm, or that the spray arm has not split. Put the arm in a known position, and check it has moved after a few moments. Remove blockages or replace the arm if necessary.
These machines dry only by the last rinse being in hot water, then the plates drip dry. Are you using rinse aid? this helps the water to disperse without spots.
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).
Is start up after filling with water? After it fills the wash motor starts to work. Some times the spray arm could hit the heating coil when it turns. Make sure the spray arm is not loose. But most likely its the wash motor.
Easy to solve!
(1) Remove the drawers to give yourself room to work
(a) bottom drawer just comes right out -- but you knew that
(b) Carefully unclip small plastic retainer caps at the ends of the metal "glides" for the top drawer. Then slide the caps out of the glides. Then remove the top drawer.
(2) Unscrew the "gear-like" plastic fitting into whose hole you were sticking your finger when you felt that small cylindrical ring.
(3) Now that you've got access to the ring, the solution is obvious -- use it to snap the upper arm back into the gear-like fitting. When you're done, the arm will rotate freely in the fitting.
(4) Put everything back together and enjoy the fact that you didn't have to pay some yobbo $75 to come to your hous and do this for you!
(HINT: When screwing the gear-like fitting back into place, use the old machinist's trick of pressing gently and screwing backwards until you feel a click. The threads will now be aligned for you to screw things together the right way. If you do not do this, you might experience frustration reattaching fitting -- since the piece it screws onto is spring loaded.)
Some leaking around-under-from the door on dishwashers can be traced back to a split in the spray arm. If the lower spray arm develops a split in it, the spray arm can turn too fast, and shoot water directly at things that it is not suppose to spray water at....sprays water at the door vents or edges and can create water leaks. See if thats the problem
Hello there: Here is a few things to try ok? Make sure all spray arm holes, top and bottom, are clear of foreign
matter. Does the bottom spray arm turn freely by hand or does it
bind? Check under the bottom spray arm to see if the seal (split ring)
or the bearing is worn. Check all other seals in the filter system and
impellers closely for any wear for if they are swollen. If everything
checks out OK and you have lots of water in the unit and the motor is
running you should be good to go. Hope that this is very helpfull for you Best regards Michael
I would unscrew the cap and remove the whole thing... you might have something clogging one side, which makes more water come out on one side than another, causing it to wobble... or you may find something else causing the problem.
If there is a blockage, clearing it out can be tricky. really long pipe cleaners work well. Craft stores have them.
The broken bottom arm is probably preventing any water / water under pressure to get to the upper arm.
After you replace the lower arm, you should have much better cleaning in the top shelf.
While you are in there replacing the lower arm, recommend you remove the filter under it and clean the filter and any debris you find. Be careful of broken glass!