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You should be able to either remove the spray arm and clean properly or at least pull the clogged debris from the spray arm(s).
REMOVE SPRAY ARMS AND REMOVE DEBRIS. THEN REASSEMBLE REMEMBER THE ORDER OF PARTS REMOVABLE.
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