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The housing for the spray arm in the bottom of my dishwasher is cracked.

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You need to replace it because it holds the pressure of the water so the arm can spin.Contact sears for a replacement its not difficult to replace.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: No flow to top spray arm

the tube feeding the top spray arm may be clogged. The top srpay arm seal may be defective as well.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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SOURCE: bottom spray arms will not turn

SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY NEED A NEW SPRAY MOTOR.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag MBDF550Aww upper spray arm doesn't spin.

Cleaning the filter was the right thing to try.
Since you don't see cracks/breaks on the spray arm and it appears that it is spinning freely, I doubt that replacing the spray arm will fix your problem.
If your dishwasher is several years old, your problem is likely a failing pump motor, but before you swap that out, check that the impeller is not damaged. Good Luck!

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: The spray arm on the bottom of my dishwasher does not spin.

clogged flowplate...... replace flowplate assy, you might try muratic acid first, it will clear alot of the common problems. be careful its poisonous to the max, when you have the flowplate assy off check entire are for foreign objects.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Bottom spray arm on our LG dishwasher LD-14AW3 won't spin.

sounds like no water going into the machine. you may need a water inlet valve.

Posted on Nov 08, 2009

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If the dishwasher is leaking water the water inlet valve might be defective. If the water inlet valve sticks open, it will allow water to fill the dishwasher continuously. Some customers report that they see clean water filling the bottom of the dishwasher after it's been sitting all night or for a couple of days. If this happens, turn off the water that is supplying the dishwasher. This is normally a valve under the kitchen sink. Then, replace the water inlet valve, it cannot be repaired. The water valve needs at least 20 lbs pressure to shut off properly. If your water pressure is to low replacing the valve may not solve the problem.


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