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Doesn't clean, lower arm seems really loose - Kenmore Dishwashers


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Even if this is loose the water pressure must be maintained. So checck if the pump is pushing the pressure if not remove and test outside to clean and reset.
\012Now the second part is to tighten the arm movement , must look into why the arm has come off and if there is a leak in this section reducing the water pressure. Nothing like a first hand view to decide.
\012Possible the rotation arm has wearing( if set is OLD).
\012Try for a replacement arm section if this section does not respond to fix.
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Doesn't clean, lower arm seems really loose - Kenmore Dishwashers


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