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The deck bottom under the lower spray arm should have a large screen that may be plugged with food and hard water deposits. Tear the lower spray arm assembly to the deck, noting the placement of each part as it is removed. When you get to the screen, soak it in a mixture of white vinegar, detergent, and hot water for a couple of hours, which should pretty well open the screen again. You may need to scrub it with a brush to get it clear. Check the openings in the deck for any blockage. Reassemble in reverse order. Check the spray arm that it is not split along any of it's seams--do the same inspection of the top arm. Hopefully, that will correct your problem.
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