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Maytag jet clean dishwasher model# dwc7400aaw

Top sprayer doesnt receive water through it and the bottom spinner doesnt receive enough water to make it spin

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  • hellodana Jan 26, 2009

    my dishwasher has NEVER worked. A repair man came ONCE and my life is just too busy to address it. I am sick and tired of filthy dishes and the top jet doesn't spin, never has. I have tried all diiferent types of soaps and jet dry liquids.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    water still comes out of the top spinner but it doesnt move much

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Normally when you have low water pressure and/or cleaning issues, this an indication of a clog in your main wash pump. You will need to remove the lower spray arm and the coarse screen to get to the main wash pump sump. Inspect the impeller area of the pump. This area is usually where accumulations of debris collect and keep the pump from pulling enough water. Things like orange seeds, lemon seeds, bottle cap liners, chicken bones, and jar labels are just a few of the items I have personally found. Although, dishwashers do a good job at removing most food particles, they are not garbage disposals. I bet you will find a clog in the sump somewhere. Let me know if this helps.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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    Jeff Rockwell Aug 03, 2007

    If you're going to rate my advice as "Not Helpful" it would be nice to know more than your initial symptoms so that I can try to give you better advice. What have you done to fix the problem? Have you checked anything yet? The advice I gave is the most most common cause for the symptoms you described. It's often hard to determine an "exact cure" for your problems without some feedback. Let me know if I can still help.

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    ken_kavanagh Nov 22, 2012

    Jeff, i did exactly as you've described and I even watched a video on youtube however after all that unscrewing, cleaning and rescrewing the lower arm still doesn't want to move around. I suspect that the parts have 'fatigued' to the point of needing to be repaired. I'm going to price out the inner wash assembly pieces, get them and see if that does the trick. thx for your notes above though!

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I've been having similar issues, and finally realized how to get the arm off (at least for my Maytag Jetclean EQ Plus). It doesn't look like you can turn it, but the "disk" in the center of the lower arm can actually be spun/unscrewed. Take that off and magically everything comes off!

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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    Ingrid Cahill Jun 08, 2014

    How do I remove the top spinner to clean it? I can't find those instructions anywhere. Thank you

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My Maytag Jet Clen Model# dwu7400AAX SNA1238201KF inside front door was making a wierd buzzing type constant noise. When it stopped my dishwasher no longer would work. It is now completely dead?? I thought the buzz was coming from neighbors fire alarm or something. Do you have any idea what this could be?

Posted on Jun 01, 2011

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    Jeremy Whitely Mar 15, 2014

    the timer buzzes for some time before it goes completely out

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How do I remove the lower spray arm

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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I have same problem, How do I remove the lower spray arm, can get it loose from sides but it won't come off.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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Water is leaking under the bottom?

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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