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7-8 year old KitchenAid washes dishes on bottom, but not on top

Generally speaking, the dishwasher is completely washing the dishes and silverware that are loaded on the bottom, but over the past month my wife has noticed that the glasses and bowls on top rack are not getting washed at all.

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Position the spray arms in a certain position. Activate the dishwasher for a few seconds and then examine the position of the spray arms. If the upper spray arm has not moved, then either there is no water coming to the spray arm or the spray arm is clogged.

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macmarkus :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRCCrEwrst8&NR=1

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