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Very poor cleaning all of a sudden

Water pressure ok, soap ok, fills to right level, drains and fills good. Seems like there is a block someplace keeping enough water from going to the top layer, although bottom layer is not clean enough to use either. Don't know how to clean or check pump and impellers. Does it remove from inside of the washer or from the bottom? What else can I check. Water is also hot enough. Help !!! Where can I obtain a service manual on this dishwasher.Thanks a bunch. Jackie

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  • Jackie Hankins Mar 27, 2007

    thanks for the answer back I had already checked the sprayer arms. Still don't have dishwasher going. appreciate your trouble. thanks

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Suspect blockage in the actual spray arms - take them out and clean under the tap. a check is to open the door when in operation and see if the spray arms are rotating. they are made to rotate only by the force of water thro angled jets at the end of the arms

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