Having problems with your Kenmore 24 in. 17482 / 17484 / 17489 Built-in Dishwasher ?

Top rack not cleaning properly, not sure if top spay arm is working ?


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Ensure that the spray arm is movable. Inspect the spray holes in the top spray arm. If clogged, clean the openings. If no clog, position the spray arm in a certain position (e.g.: arms facing front and back). Then activate the dishwasher for a minute or so and open the door to determine if the spray arm has moved. If not, there may be an issue with the water feeding to the spray arm (typically via the water pump, etc.).
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