Having problems with your Kenmore Dishwashers ?

The top rack is not cleaning. When I've run a test, it seems like the top "arm" is not turning or spraying water.


Answers :

Check the spray arm opening/holes for clogging with debris. If clogged, remove the debris from the holes. Then position the spray arm in a certain position and operate the dishwasher for a minute and stop and check the position of the spray arm. If in the same position, then the arm may not be receiving water from the water pump and/or upper water inlet housing/tubing. Contact an appliance service company.
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