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On a Kenmore dishwasher with turbo zone button(don,t have a model #)--the upper spray arm doesn,t turn. Lower one does--dish- washer takes in plenty of water.Doesn,t seem to be any blockage. Rene

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  • Rene Matz Mar 19, 2011

    Yes. I will get back to this dishwasher one day next week&
    check further into pump area. Thanks for your info. Rene

  • Rene Matz Mar 24, 2011

    Hi
    Checked dishwasher again--didn,t find anything clogged--top spray arm will not
    turn. Couple will purchase a new dishwasher as it gets expensive to start replacing parts--
    plus their racks are in bad shape. Thanks for your info. Rene

  • Rene Matz Mar 30, 2011

    Hi
    Talked to a guy who had trouble with much the same dishwasher from new.Didn,t work
    right until the turbo tube deal was replaced. Not sure if it would have helped this one or not.
    Will try that next time. Thanks for your info. Rene

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa.

There likely is a blockage in the filter/screen and chopper assembly below in the sump well, it's just not obvious/visible. The place to look for a remedy is the wash pump area, you`ll need to follow these steps to clean it.

1 ) Remove the turbo wash tube if applicable to your model, it pulls off, i.e.
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2 ) Spray arm removal. hold the center nut and spin the arm.
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3 ) Now you can remove the upper spray arm supply tub or referred to sometimes as "rear feed cap".
a ) lift to depress the rear tab, i.e.
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Then remove the four # 20 torx head screws holding the filter in place, and lift the filter out.

Below the filter you`ll find food debris, undissolved detergent etc, but also a cover with a single #10 torx head screw to remove and the cover will pull straight up and out. the arrows from left to right in the image indicate...

1) screw location
2) tab to pull up on
3) the latch you may need to twist to the left to remove the cover

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Now you should see the chopper and screen assembly, it too can be clogged up pretty bad, clean it best you can...you don`t really want to remove this part.

If my explanation is not clear enough, here`s a link which provides a pretty good video of how to do this, these guys aren`t pro`s but the "how to" video is pretty thorough nonetheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRCCrEwrst8&NR=1

Let me know how you make out, please keep me informed if you need further assistance or anything is unclear.


Thank you for choosing FixYa and good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

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