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The top arm of the dishwasher is not spraying water at all nor is it spinning during the cycle. Is there any fuses that could be blown, the bottom works fine.

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See if little holes are stopped up in the spray head see if you have full water supply to washer. no fuse controls this

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Maybe I misunderstood your question, but the tablet is supposed to come out of the dispenser and fall into the bottom of the dishwasher. It needs to fall into the hot water in the bottom of the washer to dissolve. The dispenser releases the tablet at different points in the cycle depending on which wash cycle is selected. On a shorter cycle it will be released soon after starting. On longer cycles, there is usually a rinse first, so the tablet will be released a little later. There would only be a problem if the tablet wasn't being released, or wasn't dissolving completely.

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