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KitchenAid Custom 21 Dishwasher. The arm for the upper rack does not rotate or spray when in use. Water just dribbles out, so dishes in upper rack do not get clean.


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KitchenAid Custom 21 Dishwasher. The arm for the upper rack does not rotate or spray when in use. Water just dribbles out, so dishes in upper rack do not get clean.


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