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Dishwasher spray arms don't spin & spray water

When washing the arms arn't spraying water leaving the dishes dirty. I'm having the same (or similar) problem with my Kenmore Elite 665.15953000. The bottom arm spins and cleans dishes on the lower rack, but the middle spray arm doesn't spin and just sort of dribbles water out. As a result the top shelf items don't get cleaned at all.

I've followed your advice and I'm getting water to the proper level (in fact, the very bottom of the heating element actually sits in the water). I had a repairman here yesterday who took apart the lower arm and checked the food chopper and filter. He said everything looked clean as a whistle. He then said that this model has a secondary pump to get water to the top levels and that must have gone bad. He's advice -- to replace the dishwasher. The main pump works fine and drains the wash water every time.

After doing a little research, I'm not sure there is a secondary pump or that he knew what he was talking about. Do you have any additional advice or should I just chuck my dishwasher which had previously given me no problems whatsoever.

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Go here
www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dishwasher&part=dishes-not-clean -

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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    or here
    www.fixya.com/support/t397577-dishwasher_no_spray_arm_action


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It is not a major problem i will send you the solution for help.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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    It could be a motor or a pump issue. The dishwasher has a motor that attached to a pump which forces the water up into the sprayer arms and during the drain cycle, it pushes the water out of the dishwasher.
    The motor (and pump) located beneath the dishwasher.
    Check if motor spins. In case it spins, the problem is with the pump ,in case it doesn't spin it could be a motor problem or a motor and pump problem.

    First of all: filter plate clean? Clean any locked hole.
    1) Can you remove the upper spray-arm and verify if holes inside are locked by any residus. Clean the holes , and check if pure water come out when you fill the center hole with some water.
    2) Switch on the dishwasher , coldest wash cycle dish-washer empty and without the upper spraying arm. Once you hear water streaming in, open the door and look if a little water fountain comes out from the center hole where the upper spraying arm was fixed. If not, this canalisation is blocked and should be cleaned. Try to continue the wash cycle, often the water pressure will clean itself this canal. Check also lower spray arm: it should be rotating a while and ejecting water thru its holes. If not, verify this canalisation as well.

    3) Put the spraying arm again on its place, verify also the sealing else water pressure is going down and spraying will not turn and spray water.

    4) Again, continu a wash cycle, open the door and look; upper arm should be rotating and some rays trown out.

    Hopefully, this helps .

    If not, pump pressure may be low; have a repair verify, can be that only brushes in the motor must be replaced, can be the pump worn out and to be replaced at all.

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    pls do rate the solution that helps you.keep me updated.thanks.

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Check that the water pumped on arms has enough pressure.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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It could be due to Not filling 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.
check the food chopper:
Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm.
. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove primary filter. Remove food chopper cover to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage or blockage.

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