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SHU43C NO LONGER CLEANS DISHES CAN HEAR WATER ENTER AND GO THREW CYCLES BUT WHEN DONE DISHES NOT MUCH CLEANER THEN THEY STARTED

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Ours does this occasionally. We always pop one of those dishwasher cleaner bottles in which gets rid of the grease that accumulates, but the best thing to do is remove the arms that do come out with a bit of force and you'll probably find that the holes are blocked - normally it's fruit pips. It takes a little patience and quite of lot of shaking to get them back out of the hole in the middle, but that should solve the problem Hope this helps Andrew

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