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Make sure the connection is lined up when you slide self back in, may have to take pipe cleaner an clean out spray holes one by one.

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My sprayer is new, but does not keep the pressure, any idea's? It's a 2 gal, pump up type sprayer.


Check under the lid/cover for a rubber gasket. This may have gotten unseated when putting the sprayer top on. It must form a tight seal around the lip of the sprayer top in order to keep the pressure. Alternative: Put water in the sprayer leaving some air on top to build pressure. Put a few drops of dish soap inside and gently stir. Put the cover on, and tilt the sprayer to coat all areas at the top. Start pumping and see where the bubbles come out---there is your leak. If it is near where the sprayer hose enters, and it is a permanent mount, you may have a bad seal. If the sprayer hose unscrews, you may need a new rubber washer inside. If bubbles come out of the wand, or other plastic seams, you may have a crack in the plastic. Depending on the location, you could epoxy over the crack to seal it permanently. Good luck.

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Spray arms blocked how do I detach clear/clean them?


You may have debris in the sprayer arm jets. It is usually simple to remove the sprayer arms. In the center of the sprayer arm there is usually a wing nut that unscrews easily and releases the sprayer arm. Once you have removed the arms, rinse them well using the sink sprayer for forceful water power. I have sometimes had to use a tweezer to remove bits of plastic, paper, bone, or food particles. Once you've remove the debris, rinse well forcing water through to dislodge any other debris. Once you've reattached the sprayer arms, you should have cleaner dishes. Also, some brands of dishwashers have a pipe that runs up the inside back wall and connects to a pipe that runs under the top shelf. Water flowing through this pipe under the top shelf propels the sprayer arms. If the connection at the back is not flush with the "propel" pipe there won't be enough water pressure to turn the sprayer arm. Check to see if your dishwasher has this type of set up.
I hope this works. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution.
Good luck!

Dec 04, 2010 | Bosch Dishwashers

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The top section wont wash clean


You may have debris in the sprayer arm jets. It is usually simple to remove the sprayer arms. Then rinse them well using the sink sprayer for forceful water power. I have sometimes had to use a tweezer to remove bits of plastic, paper, bone, or food particles. Once you've remove the debris, rinse well forcing water through to dislodge any other debris. Once you've reattached the sprayer arms, you should have cleaner dishes. Also, some brands of dishwashers have a pipe that runs up the inside back wall and connects to a pipe that runs under the top shelf. Water flowing through this pipe under the top shelf propels the sprayer arms. If the connection at the back is not flush with the "propel" pipe there won't be enough water pressure to turn the sprayer arm. Check to see if your dishwasher has this type of set up.
I hope this works. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution.
Good luck!

Dec 04, 2010 | Maytag 24 in. MDB5651A Built-in Dishwasher

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The spinner on top of the dishwasher, that I guess shoots out the water is not spinning. I think?


You may have debris in the sprayer arm jets. It is usually simple to remove the sprayer arms. Then rinse them well using the sink sprayer for forceful water power. I have sometimes had to use a tweezer to remove bits of plastic, paper, bone, or food particles. Once you've remove the debris, rinse well forcing water through to dislodge any other debris. Once you've reattached the sprayer arms, you should have cleaner dishes. Also, some brands of dishwashers have a pipe that runs up the inside back wall and connects to a pipe that runs under the top shelf. Water flowing through this pipe under the top shelf propels the sprayer arms. If the connection at the back is not flush with the "propel" pipe there won't be enough water pressure to turn the sprayer arm. Check to see if your dishwasher has this type of set up.
I hope this works. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution.
Good luck!

Dec 01, 2010 | Maytag 24 in. MDB3700 Built-in Dishwasher

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Top washing sprayers do not work. Bottem works


If your top sprayer arms arent working its probably a problem with the water line from the source to the top arms. These hoses are usually inside the machine itself and will require a professional to open up and check. There really isnt alot that you can do by yourself on this one, sorry.

Dec 13, 2009 | Washing Machines

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We have a GE dishwasher with upper and lower sprayers. The upper sprayer (one located right under top rack) won't spray or turn which leaves the dishes in upper rack dirty, any suggestions on how to fix...


try c.l.r. to clean dishwasher check and clean lower and upper spray arms out, run no detergent you can also run vinegar in it as well about a cup full,let the machine start to run then stop dish washer for a few hours then restart see if this works for you use a short cycle.

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Frigidaire dishwasher doesn't seem to wash top rack. The dishes are oily with stuff dried on them. It worked for several years before this. I took out the sprayer and ran water thru it to make sure it...


Have you taken the tube that goes to the top sprayer off and washed that out as it may be clogged especially where the sprayer goes on it has a small opening.

Oct 27, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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That top sprayer on my Kenmore Elite dishwasher has stoped working


look and clean the tubing going to the sprayer,  it and the sprayer are clogged

Mar 25, 2009 | Kenmore 24 in. 16052 Built-in Dishwasher

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Water still comes from faucet while using kitchen sprayer


compare old diverter to new one look for different wear on the old. could be bad manifold and with no receipt could be challenge just keep complaining to them works most of time .

Mar 24, 2009 | Plumbing

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Sprayer loosing presure


If you have a Delta faucet your diverter may need to be replaced. The diveter is located under the spout (see diagram)

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Here are the instructions:

  1. Turn off water to faucet.
  2. Remove handle.
  3. Remove top cap.
  4. Turning spout back and forth gently lift and remove.
  5. Remove and replace diverter.
Hope this helps and please remember to rate this!

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