Removed lower spray arm:ge gld5500 dishwasher. Can reinstall.
Trying to reinstall lower spray arm. Doesn't seem to lock in place. When placed back in hole and rotated clockwise, it doesn't appear to rotate freely. Is this arm suppose to spin freely with no water pressure?
On the lower spray arm on a GE D/W the seams have broken open, of course it doesn't move and the water just says in the bottom of the d/w. we most frequently use the antibacterial cycle which is very hot. The d/w is about 2-3 years old. is it possible to replace just the spray arm, and is it difficult to do?
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I have a similar machine, so if you are trying to remove the upper spray arm, that one is bolted in, if you wish to remove the lower one, you simply pull up as you turn the arm to the left, (counter clockwise). It will remove, then simply replace by placing it back in place and rotate to the right, (clockwise)
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Hello, You have to remove both racks the lower arm and then the tube that goes from the motor to the top spray arm twist tothe right take that out then remove the 3 screws and pull up thats it. Hope this helps....Please rate me Thank You..
Steps: 1)Shut off power to the dishwasher at the circuit breaker and turn off the water line to the dishwasher by locating the shut-off valve, which is typically inside the cabinet beneath the kitchen sink. 2)Remove the four screws that hold the dishwasher kick plate in place. 3)Locate the motor,which is typically centered beneath the bottom spray arm. 4)Lower the dishwasher door and take out the bottom dish rack. 5)Remove the spray tower and spray arm assembly by unscrewing the bolt through its center. 6)Take out the filter immediately beneath the spray tower. 7)Disconnect the motor wires from the wiring harness,making a note of which wire connects to which terminal. 8)Disconnect the pump assembly and drain hose from the motor. 9)Remove the motor from the base of the dishwasher by unscrewing the four bolts holding it in place. 10)Repair or replace the motor and reinstall,taking care to reconnect the wires the same was as they were attached to the old motor. 11)Attach the pump and drain hose to the motor. 12)Replace the filter,spray tower and lower spray arm assembly.Reattach the center bolt in the spray tower. 13)Restore electrical power and turn on the water supply valve. 14)Run a test cycle to check for leaks underneath the appliance. 15)Replace the kick panel in front of the dishwasher.
I've had this problem too, and fixed it by cleaning the lower drain basket. But it could also be your pump or drain hose is clogged.
To clean the drain basket, I removed the lower rack and spray arm. To remove the spray arm, turn it counter clockwise while gently lifting it up. There's a lock ring that will also need to be removed. (Remember how these parts come off and in what order.) There is a vertical tube that is attached to the upper and lower spray arms that is secured by a hex-screw that you will need to loosen and disengage from the lower spray arm. After this, you can remove the small protection grid then reach in and clean out the gunk from the basket. I ran a rinse cycle to see if it did the trick and sure enough, it now drains. By the way, I am NOT a professional.
We have a PDW7800J01WW that I removed all the arms on recently. There is a single hex-head screw that acts as the pivot at the center of the top most arm. Just remove this screw to remove the spray arm. Be very gentle reinstalling it though as it is easy to over torque it and strip the plastic hub it screws into.
I do not have a huge amount of information about the GE Profile PWD7880 handy, so I don't know if it has a chopper blade/food disposer at the bottom of your Dishwasher, but when a dishwasher gets the holes of the spray arm, the most common cause is the chopper blade is jammed/blocked. Then the food debris never gets sliced and diced at the end of the of each wash cycle.
Opening up the filter under the spray arm, removing as much of the lower assembly and inspecting every where in the sump area, especially the drain pump area would be a great beginning.
Good Luck! Just ask if you have more questions.
Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.
Check water level: Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.
Inspect food chopper: Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove the rounded cover on the left side to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage of blockage. There may be an additional plastic screen to remove first.