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Lower spray arm not rotating - Dishwashers

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  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    bosch dishwasher slimline free standing; lower arm not spinning.

    jets clean. plenty of pressure from upper arm and outlet, little / no water coming out of bottom pipe.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    LOWER CONTROL ARM HOLES ARE ALL CLEAR AND WATER IS FLOWING THRU THEM, BUT THE ARM DOES NOT SPIN.

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The lower arm pops off during cycle

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Rotation is only by water coming out of angled jets at end of spray arm. probable that these are blocked. take spray arms out and run water thro centre hole and remove whatever is blocking the jets - usually rice or sweet corn

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Lower spray arm does not spin on my bosch dishwasher

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Now that's out of my system I can try to help troubleshoot your problem.

Bosch dishwashers use a water system called FLOW CONTROL... which utilizes a valving system to control which arm gets water during the cycles.

Most washers see water at both arms all the time. Yours is controled with a PLC and uses information gathered from onboard sensors to tell the valves to open or close.

Your Lower sprayarm valve is faulty, or the controller board is bad.

Since we do not know your mechanical/troubleshooting skillset - all we can do is offer advice and try and help you if you feel this is a problem you would rather attempt to tackle yourself.

I have searched BOSCH website and could not find your model washer in their documentation. Please double check that it is SHV55M03GB/40 that you posted.

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