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Maytag MDB9150 Can you please tell me how to remove the uppper spray arm. It is plugged with fish debris and I don't know how to remove it so I can clean out the holes.

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    how do you remove spray arm so you can take the clogged food out of the tray below?

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    how do you remove the tower from the spray arm on a maytag dishwasher



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You just have to gently pull it doward.  It should unplug relatively easily.  To reinstall it, just plug it in it's shaft.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007


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