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Top spray bar had stopped spraying - can open door quickly and the bar is not turning -- also can put bar in one place and run machine, when you open door bar is still in exact same place.

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  • mikecoldiron Aug 19, 2008

    p.s. to the note above this is a Model MDB-7100 AWB Jetclean Plus - about 4 years old

    Thanks Again for the Help



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Means either water line from pump to upper bar is clogged or pump is broken. My guess is the first

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