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Bottom Washer Arm Problem

The bottom washer arm stops turning and is very stiff when turned manually. We've taken it apart and cleaned out the inside, this works but it is happening all the time. If we don't wash our dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. We never used to have to do this. Is there a part (food grinding/clearing) that we need to replace? Thanks for any help you can give!

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Lift the arm off there should be a washer that the arm sits on,that washer may be missing or worn out.when you have the arm in your hand do you see bearings?if not try to find a washer the diameter of the arm and install it before you put the arm back on.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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