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The bottom spray arm gets jammed in lower dish rack.

\015 Model: DU960PWKB1 The bottom spray arm gets jammed in the lower dish rack. This stops the sprayer rotation. It seems that the spray arm now tilts when it spins, instead of staying level. Visual inspection of the spray arm and bearing ring show nothing unusual.\015

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I would unscrew the cap and remove the whole thing... you might have something clogging one side, which makes more water come out on one side than another, causing it to wobble... or you may find something else causing the problem.

If there is a blockage, clearing it out can be tricky. really long pipe cleaners work well. Craft stores have them.
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The bottom spray arm gets jammed in lower dish rack.


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