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Check that the arm outlet jets at the trailing end of the arms are not blocked with food particles and other solid matter. This often happens and the arm is unable to turn because the water jet that is supposed to drive the arm does not have the force to rotate it with the result is that the upper dishes do not get enough water and chemicals. It may also cause water to continue dripping onto dried dishes after the the drying cycle has stopped.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

  • peterfix100 Jun 21, 2011

    My jets get blocked.
    Can anyone please say if there is any way to remove the bits from inside the arms?
    Is the rotating part of the arm removable so that the loose bits can be flushed out?
    It is easy to pock the bits back inside the arm but then they are forced back into the jets by the water.

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    Hans Pearson Jun 21, 2011

    The arms are removable and are usually held on by a clip nut or a nut proper. It depends on the type of machine but the retaining method should be relatively easy to spot, but the arme must be removed to remove the debris inside them. The big secret with a dishwasher is to make sure that there are not particles of food or any solids on the dishes before they are put into the machine. I have encountered such things like apple pits, rice, chicken bones, bits of plastic and tooth picks in the arm jets, all totally unnecessary.

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