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Hi,
\015\012Check the rotating spray bar - the little holes that the water comes out of - and which make it rotate - could well be clogged up with food debris and jar labels. It may be held on with a thmbwheel / knurled nut which may have a left hand thread.
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\015\012Hope this helps. D.
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