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Very weak stream from lower spray arm with no rotation and no water from upper spray arm


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Kenmore BuiltIn Dishwasher Stock 17512 Model 17512200 Type 575-0 Serail FM3309375 Probelm: Water sprays out of lower arm weakly, and not out of upper arm at all. Action taken: Unscrewed the 4 screws holding down the item underneath the lower spray arm, and then the small item under that. Found major refuse from years gone by, removed, cleaned. Reassembled, same issue. I suspect I have to get 1 more level down, to the intake for the pump? found 2 screws to remove, but was not suc


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I have a 13 year old Siemens SE64630GB. It isn't cleaning items in the upper basket and I believe it's due to lack of water pressure in the upper spray arm leading to little or no rotation of the arm. Have cleaned out the drainage pump and removed and cleaned both the water feed pipe to the upper arm (a lot of gunk in there) and the spray arm itself (which also had blocked nozzles) - no apparent blockages now. Could there be a blockage in the circulation pump and if so how do I access this pump


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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


Hi Chris,It sounds to me like a restriction in the pump. I put together some information here on cleaning it out. If you try these please give me some feedback as to if they help or not.Thanks! ... KitchenAid 34 in. KUDP01FLSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

Kudt03ftss3 upper spray arm isn't getting any water, middle spray arm has water coming out but isn't turning, lower spray arm moves but slower than normal.


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Follow-up I've removed the lower arm, I'll spend some time and see whether I can get the pobem sorted out. My wife noticed the the detergent was smeared all over the door and repeated tries didn't get it out. Therefore, the water is not spraying. I can confirm the water is filling on the bottom and draining. The heater is working well. I am thinking there is no pressure to send the water through the tubing to the upper and lower arms. The motor is hot to touch (118 degrees with my temp probe). I


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I have a Kenmore, Stock 15649, approximately 14 - 15 yrs old that worked fine until the past few days. The upper rack doesn't appear to be getting any water, as bowls and glasses are still dirty after being washed. It appears as though water would spray from the bottom, through a "nozzle" in the middle of the lower rack, then go to an arm located underneath the upper rack. I haven't noticed any obstructions in this path that would inhibit the water from spraying. Any suggestions (outsid


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Belling IDW604 - How do I raise the upper basket......in this dishwasher so that the upper spray arm can rotate without bashing my standard size dinner plates below? I'm told you can fit bigger wheels but won't that stop the upper spray arm from connecting with the water supply?


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I have a Frigidaire dishwasher, FDB-1100RHC, that is not cleaning dishes. My fiance cleaned the trap at the bottom of the washer, removing both the small basket and the larger mesh grid. After replacing both, the washer doesn't seem to have enough water pressure to spin the lower and/or upper arms. If I interrupt a cycle and open the door, water is dribbling out of the upper arms, but they are not rotating and do not move from whatever position you place them in. Both arms are completely uno


Hello :)don't feel bad, I run into this kind of problem at least once a week.\015\012It does sound like the pressure isn't there so you're not getting water to the upper spray arm. What you need to do is take the pump apart, which i ... Frigidaire Dishwashers

My maytag dishwasher lower and upper spray arms are working intermittently. Sometimes there is plenty of water spraying around, other times, I can hear what sounds like the motor running but the arms are not moving (or not moving much) and very little water is splashing around. When this happens, the detergent sometimes doesn't even get washed out of its compartment.


Pour 1 Cup of Muriatic Acid (Can be purchased at your local Pool Supply Store) into the bottom of the washer and a little in the soap dish. Run the Dishwasher through 5 cycles. Check to see If this helps. If not Try the same process with CLR house cl ... Maytag 24 in. MDB4000 Built-in Dishwasher

Dishwasher, nautilus, doesn't spray water out the top arm? I'm haivng to wash dishes 2 times, and still no better results. I've tried opening the door fast during a water cycle to see which is the problem - can only figure it is the upper arm, the lower arm seems to have water coming out, can't tell if the tower raises completely up.


The jets on the arms can sometimes get blocked with food bits that have got past the filter. This reduces the water flow and rotation of the arms.The arms are easy to remove without tools (they are intended to be removed by the user). ... GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

Figidare dishwasher Upper arm not rotating, no water coming from top hole to fill upper arm.Lower arm rotates shoot water up cleaned filter screens. Check ball seems ok by pump, is there a location it (ck ball) should be? My upper arm is not rotating, things are coming out crusty, and it's definitely not getting water to the upper arm. My check ball seems to be plugging the tube the water goes up in.


It seems other posts were correct - The upper arm doesn't spin all the time. Once I learned that, and let the dishwasher cycle through, I saw that the upper arm does spin. So, there wasn't a problem with the upper arm afterall. That doesn't solve ... Dishwashers

Upper and lower arms rotate normally. 2nd level (center) arm doesn't rotate at all. Dismantled, checked and cleaned arm. No help. No obstructions in water channel.


No the parts does not wear out in one year.but in some cases it has been noticed with this problem.so the part needs to be replaced.Remove the washarm and check the wash arm support. there is a small white palstic piece on the top of the housin ... Frigidaire PLD4555RFC Dishwasher

I had a service tech at my house to repair my refrigerator. He also took a look at my Maytag WU504 dishwaser, which was not cleaning the dishes anymore. He was less familiar with dishwasher diagnosis, but found that the lower spray arm was pumping out water through the jets properly in the cycles, but that the spray arm was not rotating. He seemed stumped and called his supervisor, who suggested it might be the wash impeller. I have looked at the parts diagram on partselectdotcom and taken t


You are absolutely correct!!\015\012\015\012The support retaining nut allows the arm to spin without falling off.\015\012\015\012And it would definately cause dishes not to clean if the arm didnt rotate.\015\012\01 ... Dishwashers

Favorit 40850 dishwasher. The crockery in the upper basket is not being washed. It seems as if the spray arm is not rotating. As far as I can see, there is nothing preventing the water transferring from the body to the tube supplying the spray arm and nothing blocking it


Hi The issue seems to be with the float switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that ... AEG 24 in. Favorit 40850 Free-standing Dishwasher

SHX43M05UC Plastic rotary arm that washes the upper basket does not rotate. The lower one does but the water is shooting out of the upper but it still doesn't rotate. Have removed to make sure not cloged but still is stationary during the wash cycle.


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.either the arm is worn, or you have a loss of pressure to turn the arm, the upper arm need alot more pressure..you may have a clogged pump, or clogged sump area..I tr ... Bosch SHX43M05UC Built-in Dishwasher

Hello, Hope you call help. I have a kenmore 13793K. Middle spray arm (attached to the bottom of the upper tray) is not rotating. It is, however, spraying water. Any ideas on what is preventing the rotation?


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Can someone please help. No water is coming out of lower and upper spray arm. Spray arms are clean.


Hi, \012 \012I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms onli ... Bosch 24 in. SMU20 Built-in Dishwasher

Component failure Actually a Kuppersbusch IGV 645.2 Dishwasher There is a plastic conduit which takes water from the base of the machine to the upper spray arm. This now comes adrift from its connection at the base (behind the lower spray arm) on every cycle, resulting in poor or incomplete washing. It can be replaced easily and seems firmly inserted when done but is always adrift again by the end of the next cycle. Anyone any ideas?


Put a bead of silicone on the tube connection and let it set up good before running. If the tube is in good shape and only comes loose this should be an easy fix. ... Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

If the lower and upper spray arms do not turn what could be the problem? I have a MDB4100AWB and I of course have hard water in our area and wondering what is causing the spray arms to turn.


Next time you are out at the store pick up a product called Lemi-shine. This stuff will be the edge your dishwasher needs to beat out hard water. The biggest problem when dealing with hard water in a dishwasher is it will slowly build-up in the spray ... Maytag 24 in. MDB4100 Built-in Dishwasher

The upper spray arm does not turn. There is plenty of water volume as I have cleaned out all orifices and pipes with an air compressor and garden hose. Plenty of flow. Bottom arm rotates and sprays like a fire hose.


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No water delivered,or "spinning" of upper spray arm.Serviced @n year ago & worked very briefly. Spray arms & filter cleaned. Using a hose as water source to test.....spray arm isn't blocked. The problem appears to be water isn't being delivered to upper spray arms. What could cause this & how can I correct? Thanks for your time & response. Sincerely, Lee Ballard


Hi\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Thanks for\015\012using FixYa. If the dishwasher is not filling then it is w ... Avanti DW18 Built-in Dishwasher
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