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Water jet arm does not work water goes into the dishwasher dishwasher drains but the arm does not work the dishes are not getting sprayed with hot water the dishes are not getting cleaned the soap in the dispenser does not all come out


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In most units, the movement of the arm is powered by the water. If the water does not come out of the arms, check the filter for debris or the arm itself. This could also be caused by mechanical issues. You may want to inspect the arms itself for loose connections or worn out parts.
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Best off to call a certified repair company such as Sears. ... Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher

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Hi,Check your heating element.. Dishwasher ... Kenmore 15899 Built-in Dishwasher

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I am having the same problem with my brand new Dishwasher. ... Kenmore Dishwashers

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