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Upper wash arms of dishwasher don't get water

\015 Removed heavy deposits of undisolved liquid detergent. Raised temperature of hot water heater, was factory set to 110 deg....raised it to approx 130 deg.. observed water only comes half way up "delivery tube" when washing "Normal, hightemp " mode. unit model is FGBD243/KWO and only 26 months old. How do I tell if it is the motor or the electronics ?\015

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I know this will sound funny but, you will have to trust me on this one. Try running some orange tang juice crystals through it. Your machine will sparkle after words. Hope this helps!
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