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I just looked up your kenmore dishwasher on repairclinic.com. They give free repair help that is model number specific. You may have bent the arm assembly or the retainer is still too tight. Could be it's simply worn. The replacement is about $32. Check out the self help on this site and enter your model number. Good luck.
There is a pipe/tube that runs up the back of the inside of your dishwasher. This provides water for the top spray arm. The spray arm has a feeder tube that covers the pipe in the back. If for some reason the feeder tube has come dislodged, the water just drips back down into the dishwasher, never touching your upper shelf. My kids used to jam cutting boards and other large items into the lower shelf and in so doing, would dislodge the upper spray arm feeder tube. Just pull out the upper shelf and check to see that the tube is in the correct position. This should solve the problem. If not, then the spray arm may have debris in it that keeps the water from being forced through the jets. You'll need to flush the arm with the spray attachment on your kitchen sink. I sometimes use tweezers or a toothpick to dislodge bits of peelings, paper, or bone that manage to get into the sprayer arm. I hope one of these tips helps. If it does,please come back to fixya and rate my answer.
Look at the top spray arm and see if it moves freely. Inspect the middle part of the spray arm. Sometimes a tall dishes can prevent the arm from moving. Put the spray arm at 12 o'clock position and have a cup right side up in the dishwasher. Run a cycle. During the cycle the cup should be filled to the top with in 20sec and the spray arm should have moved from its position. If not then change out the spray arm and Delivery tube. Thanks,Please rate your experience
no it cant to clean a dishwasher good the best thing you can do is run lemeshine often found at a publix or wallmart in the dishwasher detergant isles . if you try to sepperate the arms ther is a very good chance you will break the water tight seal and it cannot be fixed without replacement.
The spray arms can usually be removed by unscrewing (clockwise or counter clockwise depending on brand and model), or squeezing a retainer to release the arm. Before removing the spray arm, place the spray arms (all) in a specific position and activate the dishwasher for a few seconds with wash action. Then examine the position of the spray arms to determine if there was movement from the spray arms. If not, then the spray arm(s) are probably clogged and restricting water flow (which makes them turn). Make certain that you are positioning the plates, glasses, etc. in the dishwasher so that they have access to the water. If still no luck, contact an appliance service company.
Possible causes of spray arm inefficiency: Loading large or tall items in the lower basket which stops the arm revolving. Upper spray arm split along seam. Upper spray arm blocked. Under dosing of powder causing foam and reducing upper spray arm water pressure. Blocked strainers reducing water to circulating pump, therefore reducing upper spray arm water pressure. inefficient wash motor impellor (faulty)
Check the small holes on the spray arm. They are most likely plugged. (candy wrappers, tooth picks, popcorn or watermelon seeds, you name it.) Sometimes you can clear the holes out, other times it is just as easy (and not very expensive) to replace the spray arm(s). List your model number if you need part numbers or instructions on removing spray arm.
You may have stripped the threads on the spray arm or spray arm support. I believe the threads are reverse-threaded and since they are plastic, can easily be stripped if turned in the wrong direction. This has happened to me before. The solution is to replace the lower wash arm and spray arm support. You can find the parts at repairclinic.com. Just type in you model number and look for item numbers 830883 (spray arm support) and 9040141 (lower wash arm). You may also want to check out searspartsdirect.com as well. The parts will be located under the "Lower Washarm and Strainer Parts" section. The two sites do offer comparable pricing. Post back if you need further assistance. I hope this helps you.