Having problems with your Maytag Dishwasher ?

The dishwasher has three arms in it. The top and bottom arm do not rotate. The middle arm rotates fine. The arms will move when manually munipulated but do not spill while the dishwasher is on. There was a loud grinding the first time the dishwasher was used and it seemed to work fine but after about two months of use the arms will not rotate.


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Sounds like maybe some rinsing salt was spilled when the salt reservoir was filled the first time (or broken glass, this always used to be an issue in catering) and got pumped through, lodging in the gap between the arm and it's mounting. this can roughen the two meeting faces of plastic and cause them to jam up.
remove the arms and examine the state of the plastic, also look for granules/particles of glass. if it was salt it will be long gone...
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