Our washer is not getting dishes as clean as it used to. Thinking maybe the wash arm is the problem. When we spin the wash arm by hand it wobbles and hits the back of the internal rear feed cap. Makes us think it's prevented from turning properly during operation. Does this sound like a possible explanation? Or is that type of wobble normal (i.e., does pressure during operation keep a "wobbly" wash arm from hitting the rear feed cap)? Suggestions?
ANSWER Hi Kevin. You need to inspect each part individually to see if they are properly connected. If the water tube assy. part # 8559849 is loose from the back wall and the top, then this will mis-align the wash arms. Especially if the wash pump filters are clogged, it will not allow the pressure to properly spin the wash arms. Use a pick tool to rinse out the inverted wash arm and to dislodge the clogged water jets in the end of the arms. Then you need to have a wet vac. assist to get all the debris as you remove the racks and the top of the wash pump assy. Working down into the unit and cleaning all individual parts one by one. Laying them aside as so you know how to reassemble them correctly. Inspect the black round impeller blade for broken vanes. This will impede pressure issues. Impeller part # 8193951. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, February 06, 2012