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Dishwasher lacks water pressure

My 4 year old kitchenaide dishwasher is not producing enough water pressure to turn the washer arms. I do not see any debris blocking the screen. I am wondering if the impeller needs to be replace?

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Yes that what gonna solve the probe

replace it with the proper one

plz rate e as fix ya

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