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Bosch SGS45E08GB dishwasher Lower spray arm not turning. Have removed and cleaned still not turning any sugestions?

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  • freidmeister Jul 12, 2008

    bosch dishwasher lower spray arm works intermittently. arm no clogged

  • TonyFixit Sep 08, 2008

    I have a similar problem - after doing all the obvious things I think there is a problem with a feature called FLOW-CONTROL which can direct water to each spray arm individually - not sure how to fix it though!

  • btrapp Nov 23, 2008

    Same  problem lower arm is not moving! Upper arm moves dishes are not coming out as clean as they should. Does anyone have any solutuons?



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Same problem, any ideas as to where the sensor is and the valves that control the flow? i have no water at all getting into my bottom spray arm :(

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Lower spray arm partially blocked with vegetable (lettuce Leaf ) matter. How do I release this arm for cleaning?


If it's a Bosch as listed above, the lower spray arm simply pulls off. Grip the spray arm near the centre, give it a sharp tug. To refit, insert the shaft into the hole, push down on the centre and make sure it clicks home.

To clean inside the spray arm, you can also separate the arm from the shaft to give better access. There are 4 plastic clips, holding the arm to the shaft (I've ringed one in the image below). Insert a blunt table knife or flat bladed screwdriver behind each clip and gently lever it off. It's easiest to get one side partly off first , then do the other side. Be careful with these - on older washers the plastic can be quite brittle and the clips break more easily.


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Can someone please help. No water is coming out of lower and upper spray arm. Spray arms are clean.


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Carefully inspect the lower spray arm for a crack or separation.
Also inspect the holes in the spray arm that may be stopped up with debris.
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I had the same problem and fixed it by disassembling the lower spray arm and return filter, and cleaning all the junk out.
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