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My deceased parents have a GE dishwasher (don't know the model number - can't find it on the machine and can't find the paper work) that stops working shortly you start it and displays a message on the front panel that says "Blocked wash arm - check for wash arm obstruction - restart". We restart it and get the same message shorty thereafter. This happens when the washer is COMPLETELY EMPTY, even when we remove the bottom rack. It first started after several month of inactivity. We'll just t


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Could be false sensor input, could be that the arm is not turning, I am not sure how old your machine is, but age could play a part if the arm is "in fact", not turning. If you are not mechanically inclined, I would suggest that a qualified repairman check it out. Assuming that it worked ok..Prior to the several months of inactivity, it is hopefully a simple fix. Although I have repaired many a dishwasher, to give an accurate diagnosis on a machine that has not operated in some time, and without knowledge of what it was doing prior, and examining this particular problem...it is hit and miss. I would advise that you examine the wash arm, make sure that it turns freely, If you cannot find an obvious obstruction, or a glitch in its rotation...then you should have it checked out. Could be many things causing this condition...up to and including the water pressure and supply lines...Good Luck! Ihope you find this to be helpful!
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My deceased parents have a GE dishwasher (don't know the model number - can't find it on the machine and can't find the paper work) that stops working shortly you start it and displays a message on the front panel that says "Blocked wash arm - check for wash arm obstruction - restart". We restart it and get the same message shorty thereafter. This happens when the washer is COMPLETELY EMPTY, even when we remove the bottom rack. It first started after several month of inactivity. We'll just t


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