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Kenmore BuiltIn Dishwasher Stock 17512 Model 17512200 Type 575-0 Serail FM3309375 Probelm: Water sprays out of lower arm weakly, and not out of upper arm at all. Action taken: Unscrewed the 4 screws holding down the item underneath the lower spray arm, and then the small item under that. Found major refuse from years gone by, removed, cleaned. Reassembled, same issue. I suspect I have to get 1 more level down, to the intake for the pump? found 2 screws to remove, but was not successful. Is there a trick before I bust something?

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SOURCE: small plastic top and mid spray arm do not turn, bottom does

decrete, you want to get down to the chopper and screen. If the screen is plugged up with gunk there won't be enough pressure to reach the top spray arms. Check out the posted pics. Remove the lower spray arm. Rotate the rear feed arm to the right until it unsnaps from the tube going up the back. See the 4 torq screws holding the filter on. Remove them. Lift the filter up. Now you will see the chopper inlet cover. 1 torq screw holding it in. Lift it up and there's the chopper and screen. Catriver..post back

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SOURCE: Dishes not cleaning particularly on top rack

Thank you, so much, for the update!

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Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher upper arm does not spray

possible ball valve problem

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

SOURCE: Can't remove lower spray arm

the nut screws off counter clock wise.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: LG LDS5811WW Low pressure out of spray arms

On the LG LDF xxxx dishwasher family, the Vario feature uses a motor/check valve to switch between "full power" cleaning from _either_ the lower or the upper spray arms, never at the same time. So, not seeing the upper arm spin during the lower arm spinning is standard operating procedure.

But back to your problem. Step one would be to remove the filter assembly again and make certain that there is nothing (debris, broken glass) blocking the white areas where the check valve rotates to switch between upper/lower spray arms. A blockage there ~could~ cause impotent spraying/cleaning.

If there is no blockage and the impeller remains in good shape, suspect a failing wash pump motor. Try to isolate the noise to that motor.

Watch for error codes on the display and report back what you find, OK?

Good Luck!

Posted on May 14, 2009

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