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Upper spray arm is not turning and I don't think water is coming out. Dishes on top are not coming clean. Dishes on bottom are clean (as clean as they get with this dishwasher). How do I remove upper spray arm. Also I'm not sure how to remove lower dish rack to access upper spray arm. Any help appreicated. Kitchenaid model KUDP01FLSS5 Chris


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GLD5900N00WW I have noticed that my dishes in the upper racks are not getting clean. I emptied the dishwasher and ran it without dishes. I noticed (when I opened the door mid cycle) that the bottom arm is rotating but the upper arm does not appear to be rotating. Any ideas why this is and how I might be able to fix it?


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Upper dishes are not getting clean - Dishwashers


Week pump or something is blocking the jet tube that pops up ... Dishwashers

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