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Dishwasher seems to run a long time, lots of vertical play at center of lower spray arm - 1/4 to 1/2 inch.  Pulled out lower rack and manually spun arm - chatters when spun (rocks up and down while spinning)  Quite a bit of soap left in flip-open dispenser after cycle completes.  Suspect arm is not spinning while running.  1) previous advice was to check the impeller - I removed the spinner arm, round screen cover (4 screws), 1 additional cover with curved side (2 screws) and can get no further looks like the adjoining piece with curved top will remove, but did not want to force.  How to proceed??  (I removed and check the plastic tubing from bottom to top) 2) Motor and pump (?) cycle loudly, but do not hear spinner arm spraying anytime during cycle. - machine just cycles with a sploosh - hummmm sound over and over.   I did find two pieces of heavy transparent plastic tape in the bottom of the cabinet, about 4" long x 1" wide, one of which was partially rolled with thick white substance inside.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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Removed and disassembled inlet water valve - minature basket filter was clogged with white particulate which felt gritty.  cleaned and reassembled and reinstalled.  Works fine now.  Idiot repairman never mentioned a filter but wanted to replace entire valve at cost of 140 dollars including service call.   sears sux bigtime. And, from my experience with Fixya, so does your service since I never heard a thing since July EXCEPT for an offer to upgrade.  Thanks for nothing.

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