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How do I open the sprary arm

My dishwasher is not cleaning the top rack. Each time the repair-person shows up they open the spray arm at the bottom, and clean the assembly underneath.

However, I am not able to open the spray arm assembly -- its seems screwed in with some kind of plastic screw in the middle -- that won't budge. Any advice on how to get it open?


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The plastic screw is not holding it down. First disconnect the white tube in the back of the bottom spray arm.Now turn the stub part clockwise. and the spray arm should pop off...

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yes, the spray arm can be removed and cleaned out.

Also, clean the 3rd (very top spray area) located attached to the top of the dishwasher. You want to make sure this small (1 inch size) piece can spin freely, so water can rinse the upper rack items.

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Test this by putting a dry muffin pan in the top rack, flat, and running the dishwasher for a bit. If there is no water on the top (or the bottom) either the top sprayer or the sprayer arm underneath the top rack is not getting enough volume.
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Most dishwashers have 'risers' that bring the water up to the top sprayer or arm located under the top rack. If the recirculating pump is plugged even a little there won't be enough volume or pressure to get the water up there.
Test this by putting a dry muffin pan in the top rack, flat, and running the dishwasher for a bit. If there is no water on the top (or the bottom) either the top sprayer or the sprayer arm underneath the top rack is not getting enough volume.
To fix this you need to clean out the screen and filter, where the water returns to be recirculated. If you don't have any confidence to remove the parts and clean it out yourself, get an appliance repair person to do the job.

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