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Top arm is not getting enough water to rotate. The bottom arm is working good. Could this be caused by hard water deposits in the tube leading up to the top water funnel?


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Yes it could but more likely the jets in the upper arm are clogged ... also often on older machines the pump wears to the point of not providing enough force for both arms .. even more likely there is usually a plastic screen surrounding the pump intake .. that will be a good spot to look for mineral buildup .. the upper arm is the easiest place to start ... you can wiggle a wire or small screwdriver around in each hole to see if you can chip out hard deposits .. if the upper arm is movable then there is a rubber seal where its feed tube engages the pressure line .. that rubber can be warn and much of the pump pressure is lost there .. on some more popular machines replacement parts like the impeller/impeller housing, input filter and seals are available .. ... to get at the input filter screen you may have to dissassemble the lower arm area ... there are sometimes two filters ..
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