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Top rack washer arm isn't spinning and therefore not cleaning dishes in top rack, bottom works fine


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You can replace the whole top assembly. And before you run the cycles again, try putting a cup of Tang (dry) orange juice through the cycle without any dishes or get some Dishwasher Magic and you'll have a sparkling new dishwasher once again! hope this helps you!
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Top rack washer arm isn't spinning and therefore not cleaning dishes in top rack, bottom works fine


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