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Danby DDW396W-2 Spray arm won't turn have checked pump, appears to work, spray arm is clean, drain hole clear, lines clear, HELP


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I have had a similar problem numerous times, a couple of which required\015\012manoeuvreing it into a place I could work on it, and a laborious\015\012removal of the covers. Each time, up until this current incident, the\015\012solution that worked, at least temporarily, was quite simple. The\015\012recurrent problem was at least consistent: every 6-8 months I would\015\012find that the pump would work but the spray arm was not moving. The\015\012solutions always seemed to be something different: once all I\015\012needed to do was to prime the pump, other times it seemed like calcium\015\012and lime build-up was clogging up the parts so a little C.L.R. got me\015\012on my way.
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\015\012\015\012This most current incident was more baffling, as my standard solutions\015\012did not work. However, I think I finally got to the root of the\015\012problem.
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\015\012Look inside the dish compartment, to the right, near the top. There\015\012are two little nubby holes. Their function is to allow air to\015\012enter/exit either the spray arm pump tubing or the water filling tubing. Remove the one zillion screws from the cover to access the innards. Pull off the tubing and unscrew the washer (it will be tight due to the sealant on it). Upon inspection, I found that the air hole for the spray arm pump was clogged with food residue. A tiny screwdriver will clear things out nicely - you should be able to\015\012see through it. If you clear it out a little but, but still can't see\015\012through it, then I presume you're just going to have the same problem\015\012back again.

It is important that this be clear so that the water can displace the air while filling is occurring and allow for good suction. Actually, it looked like a manufacturing flaw - there was still some residual plastic from the original molding on the inside, and food was getting caught on it.

Good luck.
On the arm you have 3 port two spray up one left the other right clean out the once that look like a half dome "this is a water port ' it spray's to the back of the washer .. that how it spins .... the other side as it too take a tiny Tiny screw driver an pick out all the food you can get. turn it on let it run use powder dish soap do this a few time then use c l r on a week or two week bases you might have to do this more then once * do not put plates with food on them in your dishwasher* rinse them first or you can call me to fix it. to came to your home $65 + part an labor have a nice day
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