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I have a frigidaire dishwasher - model number PLDB998AC1. There are two spray arms in this dishwasher - lower and upper. The lower works fine but the upper spray arms are not spinning. There is what I think adequate water pressure coming in from the top but no movement on the upper spray arm. Here is what I know: 1) The water pressure and spray arms alternate between top and bottom. 2) The upper spray arm moves freely when I push it gently. 3) I have removed the pump and cleaned out any guck that has accumulated. 4) I have checked all hoses and there are no blockages. 5) I have run three empty loads with just about 1/4 cup vinegar to dissolve and scaling. But to all this, even with great water pressure coming into the upper arm funnel, there is no movement on the upper arms. I am stumped! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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You could try running it with the upper arm removed, just so you could be sure that the pressure is not getting to that point - unless you are absolutely sure the upper arm holes/channels are all clear then descale it overnight with some vinegar - just might clear something. if there is obviously only a little flow of water then perhaps you could try getting vinegar into the supply pipe using a basting bulb/syringe or similar - again leave overnight and you may get lucky. The next thing would be to take the machine apart so you could follow this hose through to the pump - undo it from the pump and blow through it or see if you can get a piece of wire in it from the pump end. try vinegar again. check the pump outlet for blockage. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 14, 2007

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make sure all filters are clean.make sure the wash arms are not cracked at the seam.if all that checks good you could have an obstruction to the pump.also check to see if you lose any water when running a cycle because the drain valve may be stuck open.the other possibility is that the impeller on the pump is worn or broke.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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I may have the answer. I had what sounded to be the same problem. I found the dishes were dirty after they were cleaned, but I found there may have been a big pot lid blocking the upper arm. I decided to run the machine again, and after a bit opened the dishwasher after to make sure it was not a problem with the arm. Sure enough, the arm wasn't moving. However, I found out on the Frigidaire webpage that some models have an alternating spray cycle, where only one arm spins at any given time. After reading this I checked again, and it had moved by that time. I checked a few times more to confirm this. So it ended up it was an arm blockage after all. Hope this helped...good luck.
www.frigidaire.com/support/FAQ-Dishwasher.asp#6

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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possible ball valve problem

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Top wash arm does NOT spin, but is not blocked or

Remove the dishwasher from the cabinet and look at the hose going up to the top. Make sure it isn't clogged and that there is nothing in the port where it comes out of the pump. The top arm is powered by water pressure from the pump.

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