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Suspect blockage top rotating washer arm does not spin

\015 Hi, I have a Kenmore model 665 13842K601 bought new at Xmas 08. For the last week it has not washed well, the upper washing arm does not rotate. The edge holes are not blocked, it seems there is not enough pressure to cause it to spin. I suspect an intake blockage. How do I verify I have a blockage and how do I get the feed pipe to the upper level off? Can you direct me to a manual or is there an online instruction for this problem?Thanks in advance, Turbo Murk\015

Answers :

Both arms (upper and lower) are fed from the back of the machine, when you close the door the arms make a water tight seal with the pumped water in your washer.
Check to see that when the machine is full that both the arms will turn with very little pressure. (watch out for forks sticking out of the cuttlery tray etc.)
You can usually clear a blockage by putting a bag over the back of the arm that engages with the pumped water on the arm that "IS WORKING" this will increase the pressure to the arm that is not working usually freeing the obstruction.
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