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Not cleaning and no water or movement from top arm

Our Maytag4100 fills with water, empties at the end of the cycle and dries just fine. The trouble is that there is no water coming out of the top arm; therefore the dishes are coming out dirty with a white film (presumably soap).

I have verified that the openings on the arm are unobstructed, and since the lower arm dispenses water and the machine empties at the end of the cycle, I assume that the problem is not with the pump. PLEASE advise. Best regards, Don

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You should be checking your filter screen and your bottom spray arm for clogs.

Here is a parts diagram which shows all the parts for your model:
MDB6100AWB (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=YO6223WzStY&offerid=122738.536028006&type=10&subid=)

Here is a link on this subject:
http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html#filming (http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html#filming)

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The pump is probably clogged where the tubing connects to it for the upper wash arm. Take the tubing of and look inside the hole on the pump for any obstructions.

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    Frank Gant Jul 08, 2008

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    Thank you for your help with this Frank. Can you just tell me how or where to access the upper tubing? Do I need to pull the machine out? Best regrds, Don

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    Yes, if you pull the unit out the tube will run up the back to the top normally. Sometimes on one of the sides.

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Took apart the lower wash arm and the tower and this is where you noticed the water was sitting, but it would not shoot ou of the tower/arm.
Stirred a screw driver in there and didnt really hit much.
Jerked the motor relay and the water inlet valve.
Something might have been clogging the pump

Hope that helps.....

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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