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Kenmore dishwasher not getting dishes clean, esp top rack. Sometimes the soap is not dissolved, or used up. The top water arm has water coming out, but wondering if it is plegged or something?


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Kenmore dishwasher not getting dishes clean, esp top rack. Sometimes the soap is not dissolved, or used up. The top water arm has water coming out, but wondering if it is plegged or something?


Hi,\012I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife alsocomplained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vainto clean the things... \012Bought new spray arms online and installed them inminutes...now the thing works ... Dishwashers

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Dishwasher not cleaning dishes; water not coming out of top spray arm


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The top rack will not wash i dont think the water is coming down from the top to make the arm spin with water and qash the dish


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Bosch Exxcel Diswasher SGS43E08GB/43. Top spray bar won't spin. All arms, spray holes, ducts, filters, etc are clean and free from obstructions. Water comes out of the holes on the top bar but it won't spin. Water pressure inside the machine with all the bars and ducts removed seems good. Bottom bar works fine. Any ideas please?


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Design Flaw I had the same problem. While under warranty they "fixed" the problem by putting in a zip tie (no joke) to keep top spray arm from rattling. The tech said they were working on a resolution of the design flaw. Then, when the zip tie broke I called them again. This time they replaced a small o-ring where the water line comes into the top spray arm. The o-ring eventually fell off. When that came out for the 3rd time, they re-ordered the same o-ring. Now again, I am having problems with


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I just bought a used Kenmore standalone dishwasher and ran it for the first time. The dishes on the top did not get clean and the soap did not come out of the closed soup dish. at one point I took a shower and was wondering if that might have influenced the water pressure enough to cause the problem. Is the soap supposed to open during the wash and could the poor water pressure prevent the top shelf from getting properly washed?


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