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Spray arms not turning

The small arm on the ceiling of the unit turns, but the arm on the top rack and the very bottom arm are not turning. There is water coming through, but they do not rotate. I have checked to make sure there are no obstructions, etc.

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  • Fullerton67 Jun 20, 2008

    There is no hum at all. Let me pull the spray arm when it's finished running. Does the arm just lift out?

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It seem the problem is in microswitch thats control the mechanism of the motor to move the arm,,you better checked it out that switch or change that..the failed of synchronization of movement of the arm is cause also in the system,just try this also go to menu setting and default the factory setting ,its to reset try this option..

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    LORETO LACARON Jun 20, 2008

    it can be lift but do it gently...

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If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced. Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck. You may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

to check the motor you can follow these steps.
Pull out the spray arm and remove pump cover, loosen the torq screws.
Sponge out all the water by the half round pump cover, then remove pump cover and remove the rest of the water.Remove any thing jamming the impeller.
If nothing found, turn water supply off and turn dishwasher on. Open dishwasher door and observe motor impeller. If turning the wrong way, you have a polled sidewinder motor.You will need a new one.
let me know how it goes.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

  • Nathan Ayers
    Nathan Ayers Jun 20, 2008

    most of the time it just has a simple Latching system or even a torq screw.


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