Having problems with your kitchenaid kuds40cvss3 ?

not enough water getting to the upper spray arm to spin

I checked the spray arm all the jets are clean

Answers :

Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for kitchenaid kuds40cvss3

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I have a kitchen aid dishwasher. The upper spray arm is getting water and getting enough water pressure but wont seem to spin. Ive ran a lot of tests but nothing. ive cleaned out the spray arm and port that gets water to the spray arm. Cant seem to fix it. Any ideas?


Hi,When my wife started complaining about her dishwasher not getting the top rack clean this is what I found and I wrote a tip about it...Dishwasher Spray Arms not Spinning ... KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

Hi I have a Kenmore model 13742k. The dishes in the upper tray are not getting cleaned. The upper spray arm is not circulating. I dissassembled the components from the base leading up to the spray arm but there is no clogging. Water does flow out of the spray arm but prob not enough to turn it. The turbo components are clear as well. Any ideas? Thanks Richard


The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm. Assuming\015\012the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to\015\012access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws ... Kenmore 13742 / 13744 / 13749 Built-in Dishwasher

I have a Whirlpool GU2500XTPQ3 dishwasher that is about 5 years old. The dishes in the top basket do not get clean. I checked the water tube that feeds the upper spray arm and the top spray and there aren't any obstructions. Our water pressure and temperature are suitable. Could the pump be plugged or otherwise lose its ability to circulate enough water to adequately feed the upper sprayers? How can I check on that?


Hello,\015\012\015\012Welcome to FixYa,\015\012\015\012Based on your description as well as all you`ve done on your own I`d suspect you`re on the right track with the plugged pump suspicion.\015\012\015\012The plac ... Whirlpool 24 in. GU2500 XTP Built-in Dishwasher

My Kitchen Aid KUDS01DJSS0 seems to have water going to the upper spray arm (I see water coming out of the unit just beneath the upper rack), but the pressure doesn't seem to be high enough to clean the upper rack. No evidence that water is coming out of the spray arm on the very top. Lower rack dishes seem to clean OK. I have already removed the whole upper spray arm assembly and inspected the flapper valves that the middle sprayer goes into. I suspect that it's not making good enough contac


... KitchenAid Dishwashers

I have a Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III that is 8 years old and recently stopped cleaning top rack dishes. I remember finding a mylar like piece in the bottom of the tub and threw it away thinking it came off of something we washed (I know, bad thinking.) The mylar piece measured roughly 3-4inx2in and was folded in half. Anyways....the upper arm does not spin and the detergent doesnt get fully dispensed so dishes dont get fully cleaned. I am guessing not enough water pressure to upper arm. Wou


I'm having a similar issue. Are you sure the arm isn't moving at all?\015\012\015\012Generally what I'm finding is either you have a clog or the pump motor is bad.\015\012Hear is the service manual.\015\012 ... Dishwashers

The dishwasher doesn't seem to have nearly enough water in it. The upper sprayer arm doesn't seem to be spinning when running (I open the door and look really quick) and the lower one looks like it barely spins and barely sprays water. The dishes are barely wet and the soap is just laying on the bottom. The water is on, there are no kinks in the supply line. It sounds like it is running, and pumps pumping, but being brand new I am not sure what it should sound like. It certainly doesn't sound li


I would lift the drain pipe higher. approx. 1/2 the height of the dishwasher . also rechack incomming water supply. Make sure no blockages and the like. Try again. ... Bosch Dishwashers

I have a frigidaire dishwasher - model number PLDB998AC1. There are two spray arms in this dishwasher - lower and upper. The lower works fine but the upper spray arms are not spinning. There is what I think adequate water pressure coming in from the top but no movement on the upper spray arm. Here is what I know: 1) The water pressure and spray arms alternate between top and bottom. 2) The upper spray arm moves freely when I push it gently. 3) I have removed the pump and cleaned out an


... Frigidaire 24 in. GLD2162RDC Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

Hi I have a Nemo Dishwasher and the top spray arm is not turning. The bottom one is going fine and there is certainly plenty of water getting into the washer as I opened the door with the washer going and it flood me. I can see the water getting into both spray arms - the bottom one has a excellent upward spray and turns - the upper spray arm has water getting into it but it will not turn. I have cleaned the dishwasher out and any internal parts that I could find so it is spotless - this is so f


... Fisher and Paykel DS602 Dishwasher

The dishes in my dishwasher are not getting clean, particularly on the upper rack. It seems to be because the upper water arms are not spinning during the wash cycle. The bottom spin arm is working fine. I have cleaned out both upper arms as best as I could without removing them (above and attached below to the upper rack), as it does not appear that these arms are easily detachable. I am thinking maybe water is not making it up the line to the upper arms? I also have a lot of dirt in the b


Hi\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the\015\012Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure ... GE Dishwashers

No water delivered,or "spinning" of upper spray arm.Serviced @n year ago & worked very briefly. Spray arms & filter cleaned. Using a hose as water source to test.....spray arm isn't blocked. The problem appears to be water isn't being delivered to upper spray arms. What could cause this & how can I correct? Thanks for your time & response. Sincerely, Lee Ballard


Hi\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Thanks for\015\012using FixYa. If the dishwasher is not filling then it is w ... Avanti DW18 Built-in Dishwasher

Hi, my hotpoint aquarius df61 makes all the noises of washing, i hear the water going in, motor is running, however i dont believe the spray arms are revolving, so the dishes are not getting clean. i have cleaned the individual holes in the spray arms, but i don't think the water is getting up the back pipe and into the top spray arm. it does not spin at all. no problems draining. help please. and were can i get a copy of the user guide, free preferably. thanks


How old is your machine? it is posible to have something in the watwr pump, you hear the water and the motor, but the fan of the pump (washing pump) is blocket. also the pipes hat make connection to the water pump and the arms. at someoane i found gl ... Dishwashers

My LG dishwasher upper rack has stopped cleaning. The uppermost arm is seemingly getting no water at all and the arm on the underside of the upper rack is getting some water, but not enough to turn it. I have already disassembled and cleaned all the way down to the diverter assembly and it has not fixed the problem. I think this is a problem with a the (?) diverter pump or perhaps a sensor that sends water to the upper arms. I am trying to figure out how to further diagnose the problems. The


Hi,\012\012\012\012\012I\012have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained\012about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain\012to clean the things... Bought new ... LG LDF6810 Built-in Dishwasher

I have a Frigidaire UC DW Model FDB250RHB2 The unit is not a year old. It is not getting dishes very clean. I read similar posts. I found that there is water coming from top nozzle but not a very impressive stream. It is weak enough that most of the water misses the funnel on top rack. Also not top or bottom arms spin. Last week when i would quick peek during wash cycle there seem to be water coming out of top arm's holes but no spin. We also are getting heavy white staining on glass ware


... Frigidaire FDB520RH Builtin Dishwasher

Upper spray arm is not turning and I don't think water is coming out. Dishes on top are not coming clean. Dishes on bottom are clean (as clean as they get with this dishwasher). How do I remove upper spray arm. Also I'm not sure how to remove lower dish rack to access upper spray arm. Any help appreicated. Kitchenaid model KUDP01FLSS5 Chris


Hi Chris,It sounds to me like a restriction in the pump. I put together some information here on cleaning it out. If you try these please give me some feedback as to if they help or not.Thanks! ... KitchenAid 34 in. KUDP01FLSS Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

Hello, Im trying to diagnose poor cleaning of glasses in the top rack of my Fridigaire FDB751SCB0. everything seems to work fine but while testing I noticed the upper arm isn't spinning. the lower arm is. i believe the pump is working as water is spayed everywhere inside but no matter which position I leave the upper arm in, I find it in the same place when I open the door. what could cause the upper arm to not get water preventing it from spining?


Hello; first thing to check, which you don't mention, is which side of the glasses aren't coming clean; the outside, which would be caused by the TOP spray not working properly, or the INSIDE, which would be caused by the spray BELOW the top rack not ... Dishwashers

Kenmore dishwasher 665 17023401. Recently it had green light blinking, would not start. Read elsewhere on line to alternate pushing hi temp wash and heated dry 5 times to get it to go through diagnostic. Now upper spray arm seems to have water coming out but does not spin.


... Dishwashers

The unit goes through its cycles but the top rack is not getting clean. The bottom spray wheel works, the middle and top spray arms are getting water but it seems not enough to make them rotate. The pump screens are clear and there seems to be enough water. Whats going on?


The problem is likely to be that the jets in the rotor arm are blocked.\012\012To check this, remove the arm (it is easy to do, as it is intended for the user to do this) and clean out all the holes. Try running water from you tap through ... Dishwashers

Dishes are not getting cleaned after cycle. Glasses are smoky after cycle and I noticed that the upper spray arm appears not to spin. What would cause upper spray arm not to spin? Is this something I can fix or do I need to have a technician fix it?


Hello kharyespy,\015\012 First we have to address the obvious. Are you making sure that there aren't any large spoons sticking up from the silverware basket. Are there any objects hanging down from the top, or from any where ... Jenn-Air Dishwashers

Kudt03ftss3 upper spray arm isn't getting any water, middle spray arm has water coming out but isn't turning, lower spray arm moves but slower than normal.


... KitchenAid Dishwashers

My Kenmore Elite dishwasher doesn't wash dishes properly. I think that it is not getting enough water in the machine. It only allows about an inch of water to get into machine and then starts. I do not think that there is enough water to spin wash arms. I have 40 PSI coming into the house. I am on well water and found debris in the intake orfice. I did my best to flush. Could it still be bad?


I am having the same problem with my brand new Dishwasher. ... Kenmore Dishwashers

I am not getting any water out of the bottom spray arm in my bosch SGS47E02GB35 dishwasher. I have cleaned out the plastic pipe assembly on the left hand side of the machine and the plastic tubes that sit to the right of the pipes. I have blown through many of the other pipes to and dislodged quite a lot of debris which has now been cleared out of the machine. The machine completes its cycle and water comes out of the upper spray arm (there may not be as much water coming out as there should be)


1. Check that water can flow from main pump,though hose to propellor,that there is no blockage. ... Bosch Dishwashers

I have a Frigidaire dishwasher, FDB-1100RHC, that is not cleaning dishes. My fiance cleaned the trap at the bottom of the washer, removing both the small basket and the larger mesh grid. After replacing both, the washer doesn't seem to have enough water pressure to spin the lower and/or upper arms. If I interrupt a cycle and open the door, water is dribbling out of the upper arms, but they are not rotating and do not move from whatever position you place them in. Both arms are completely uno


Hello :)don't feel bad, I run into this kind of problem at least once a week.\015\012It does sound like the pressure isn't there so you're not getting water to the upper spray arm. What you need to do is take the pump apart, which i ... Frigidaire Dishwashers

I have a Frigidaire Ultra Quiet Plus dishwasher. The top spray arm isn't spinning during wash. The bottom spins fine and I can spin the top freely by hand. It appears there is not enough water pressure gettig to the top spray arm. Any suggestions? Tanks, Sam


I may have the answer. I had what sounded to be the same problem. I found the dishes were dirty after they were cleaned, but I found there may have been a big pot lid blocking the upper arm. I decided to run the machine again, and after a bit open ... Frigidaire Dishwashers

Follow-up I've removed the lower arm, I'll spend some time and see whether I can get the pobem sorted out. My wife noticed the the detergent was smeared all over the door and repeated tries didn't get it out. Therefore, the water is not spraying. I can confirm the water is filling on the bottom and draining. The heater is working well. I am thinking there is no pressure to send the water through the tubing to the upper and lower arms. The motor is hot to touch (118 degrees with my temp probe). I


... Kenmore 24 in. 15199 / 15194 / 15192 Built-in Dishwasher

I have a Kenmore, Stock 15649, approximately 14 - 15 yrs old that worked fine until the past few days. The upper rack doesn't appear to be getting any water, as bowls and glasses are still dirty after being washed. It appears as though water would spray from the bottom, through a "nozzle" in the middle of the lower rack, then go to an arm located underneath the upper rack. I haven't noticed any obstructions in this path that would inhibit the water from spraying. Any suggestions (outsid


... Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.a-wash.org || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1638 seconds