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Mod m.d.c.5100aww ser28126829ax I had a repairman come out. He said the "sprayers" are plugged. I'm on a fixed income. With my bills I can't afford to get it fixed. Trying to fix it myself. I...

Most dishwashers dispense the detergent via gravity and the sprayer arms spraying against the soap dispenser once the little door flips open during the wash cycle. Since it sounds like the soap door is opening I would look at the sprayer arms and make sure they are free of food particles or other debris that might be keeping them from rotating and spraying properly. Here are some instructions for performing this check.

Remove the lower dishrack from the unit. Reach into your dishwasher and spin the lower spray arm. Take note of whether or not the arm moves freely or if its movement is restricted. It should not be restricted in its path of motion. Now gently pull up on an end of the spray arm. The spray arm should be free to wobble up and down. Unscrew the arm retaining knob (some of these are left hand threads) and take the arm out for inspection and carefully examine the spray arm seams. If they have split or are damaged, the dishes may not receive the amount of water pressure required to fully clean the dishes or to rotate the arm properly. What’s more, if water is in fact spraying out of the spray arm from its seams, it is possible that it can cause your dishwasher to leak. Make sure there is no debris in any of the holes.


If your dishwasher has a spray tower, pull up on it as far as it will go and then let it fall back down. Again, this movement should not be restricted. It should be a fluid and smooth motion. Also, unscrew the spray tower and examine it for any debris or foreign objects. Remove any that you find.
Gain access to the upper spray arm by removing the upper dishrack. Perform the same tests for the upper spray arm as you just did for the lower spray arm. Keep in mind that the upper spray arm may not wobble as much as the lower spray arm.
On a final note, some dishwasher models have a water tube that meets up with the upper spray arm once the upper dishrack is pushed back. It is a good idea to check to make sure this tube is aligning properly with the upper spray arm and that this has not split or is damaged in any other way.

Mar 24, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Dishes are always dirty, maybe even dirtier after running dishwasher. has hot water, lower arm moves.

Check the outlet holes on both spray arms for clogs. If necessary, remove the spray arms, clean out the holes and empty out any debris inside the spray arms. Verify that the upper arm is turning also.

If the machine does not drain completely at the end of the cycle, the pump drain outlet is partially blocked and you are retaining dirty water for the next load.

You may have a chemistry problem - inferior soap, empty rinse agent dispenser, or extremely hard water.

Improper arrangement of the dishes can prevent some from being washed. Make sure no dish blocks the spray to another.

Jul 23, 2011 | Dishwashers

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Where can I order an upper spray arm for my bosch dishwasher

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I order all Bosch parts direct from Bosch. You wont get them much cheaper anywhere else. If the model number above is correct, the part number is 359976. This is the whole upper spray arm assembly which clips onto the upper basket. The arm and retaining nut are not sold separately.

(0614 is the position number in the parts list, not the part number)

$21.60 + shipping (in stock)

The link is for the Bosch USA eShop. If you are somewhere else, please let me know your location and I'll provide a different link. If you have a different from the one listed above, I can verify the part number for you, but this fits most Siemens/Bosch dishwashers, so it's likely to be the correct part..

Hope this helps.


Mar 24, 2011 | Bosch SHU5316UC Dishwasher

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I have a frigidaire dishwasher 4000 series aqua surge with speed clean. The small spray arm on the ceiling of the washer came off. I found it sitting on top of some cups in the top basket. There is a...

The top arm snaps into place. Simply unscrew the retaining clip from the ceiling of the washer. Inside of there, you will find a small white plastic clip. Make sure the two prongs are pointed down and poking out through the hole in the bottom of the larger grey clip that you just unscrewed. Then press the prongs on the white clip into the hole on the arm and snap it back together. Then you can screw the assembly back into the ceiling of the washer.

If this problem persists, you will likely need to replace the white plastic clip. (which is where I am at right now with my washer).

Dec 01, 2010 | Frigidaire PLD4555RFC Dishwasher

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!997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 with AC \Radiator fan motor replacement. I have diagnosed fan motor, have it detached but not get it out with fan and shroud to replace the motor. Ac lines are in the way on...

Alternative Method - Radiator Removal
Fig. 14: Use a piece of wire or another suitable device to support the condenser before removal of the radiator 91143p41.jpg
Fig. 15: Remove the front bolt on the suspension support arm 91143p33.jpg
Fig. 16: Loosen the rear suspension support arm bolt and swing the arm down out of the way 91143p48.jpg
Fig. 17: Remove the wire harness retaining clips from the radiator support bar 91143p36.jpg
Fig. 18: Remove the retaining clips on the radiator support bar for the splash shield 91143p34.jpg
Fig. 19: Remove the four bolts on each side (only three shown in the photo) for the radiator support bar and . . . 91143p35.jpg
Fig. 20: . . . remove the support bar. 91143p37.jpg
Fig. 21: Carefully lower the radiator out the bottom of the engine compartment 91143p49.jpg
NOTE: When adding coolant, it is very important to use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL® , which is an orange colored, silicate free coolant. If silicated coolant is used on these vehicles, premature engine, heater core and/or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner, at 30,000 miles (50,000km) or 24 months.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Properly drain and recover the coolant in an approved container.
  3. Disconnect the upper transaxle oil cooler line from the radiator and plug the line to avoid contamination.
  4. Detach the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect the overflow hose from the radiator.
  6. Support the condenser with some mechanics wire or other suitable device.
  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  8. Remove the cooling fan assembly. For details, please refer to the procedure located later in this section.
  9. Disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator.
  10. Unfasten the lower transaxle oil cooler line from the radiator.
  11. Remove the front bolt from the suspension support arm.
  12. Loosen the rear suspension support arm bolt and swing the arm down out of the way.
  13. Remove the wire harness retaining clips from the radiator support bar.
  14. Remove the retaining clips on the radiator support bar for the splash shield.
  15. Remove the four bolts on each side for the radiator support bar and remove the support bar.
  16. Have an assistant support the radiator and remove the two radiator-to-condenser bolts, one on each side.
  17. Carefully lower the radiator out the bottom of the vehicle. To install:
  18. Position the radiator assembly into the vehicle.
  19. Have an assistant support the radiator and install the two radiator-to-condenser bolts.
  20. Place the radiator support bar into place and finger-tighten the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  21. Raise the suspension support arm and attach the front bolt finger-tight. Tighten the rear bolt and then the front bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  22. Attach the wire harness retaining clips onto the radiator support bar.
  23. Install the retaining clips on the radiator support bar for the splash shield.
  24. Fasten the lower transaxle oil cooler line to the radiator.
  25. Connect the lower radiator hose.
  26. Install the cooling fan assembly, as outlined later in this section.
  27. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  28. Remove the condenser support wire or other device.
  29. Fasten the overflow hose to the radiator.
  30. Attach the upper radiator hose.
  31. Fasten the upper transaxle oil cooler line to the radiator.
  32. Connect the negative battery cable.
  33. Fill the cooling system with the proper 50⁄50 mix of DEX-COOL coolant and distilled water.
  34. Bleed the cooling system.
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Aug 13, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Upper spray arm falls off during operation, even after snapping

the clips that hold it in place are worn. you will have to replace it. they are not very expensive. to remove it simply unscrew the round disc above the arm

Feb 04, 2010 | Frigidaire Professional Series 24 in....

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Upper spray arm failure

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.)

Dec 06, 2009 | Frigidaire PLD4555RFC Dishwasher

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Spray arms clogged

Top: Remove the upper tray by releasing the clips on the ends of the runners. (Squeeze the top of the clip and pull upwards). Remove the spray arm by holding the round plastic clip that holds the arm and turning the arm. It will unscrew.

Bottom: Grab spray arm in centre and pull sharply upwards to unclip.

Wash in warm water and solvent-free detergent.

Jun 11, 2009 | Samsung Dishwashers

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How to remove upper spray arm of Maytag DWU 9200 BBE dishwasher

There is a plastic clip that holds the spray arm to the inlet line. This clip is in the center and has to be sqeazed together to release the arm.

Both upper and lower spray arms become clogged by different objects like paper, plastic, stems from fruits, etc... These are particles that cannot br dissolved be the detergents.

Jan 10, 2008 | Dishwashers

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