Having problems with your Kenmore 13742 / 13744 / 13749 Built-in Dishwasher ?

Hi I have a Kenmore model 13742k. The dishes in the upper tray are not getting cleaned. The upper spray arm is not circulating. I dissassembled the components from the base leading up to the spray arm but there is no clogging. Water does flow out of the spray arm but prob not enough to turn it. The turbo components are clear as well. Any ideas? Thanks Richard


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The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming\015\012the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to\015\012access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter\015\012(accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector\015\012that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken\015\012(broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While\015\012holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top\015\012of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make\015\012sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper\015\012is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary (part # 8268383). If\015\012the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly (part #\015\0128535150). Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You\015\012don't have to because the door will be open, but if you feel more\015\012comfortable shutting off the power to the dishwasher, do so.
Good luck!
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