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Top spray arm not connected to anything so dishes dont wash properly

\015 There is no connection between the top spray arm and the water jet on my Simpson Silencio 980 dishwasher. Is there meant to be?\015

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As long as you have a spout mounted in the middle of the top basket, everything is fine , water will spray from top nozzel (mounted in ceiling of dishwasher) into spout entering spray arm.
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