I have replaced my upper and lower spray arms and the new one seem to be clogged up again and not working. In addition to getting new spray arms and fine filter is there something else I can do?
Answer Hello Chris. You need to check and make sure the unit is draining out properly and there is no blockage and dirty water is staying inside the unit. If it is draining good, then make sure the valve is filling the unit to the proper level with fresh water. If low, then the fill valve will need to be replaced.
How can I clean out the inside of this. Is there a replacement one that comes apart?
The only way to clean the spray arm would be to run a cleaning cycle using dishwasher magic or afresh cleaner or taking the spray arm out and flushing it with water or soaking in vinegar. There is not a replacement that comes apart.
Hi, I removed the metal part attached to the lower arm from both sides, because it was making contact with the heating element. Would that affect the performance of the dishwasher or can it cause any problems?
Answer Hello Ed,
This will not be an issue at all because when the circulation pump is engaged, water pressure raises the spray arm and causes it to rotate from the pressure being released through the holes in one direction. In other words, the spray arm cannot contact the heating element if the pump is generating water pressure inside the system. The metal parts are, however, necessary to protect the spray arm from the heat generated by the element during the water heating part of the cycle. This heat can cause the spray arm to fail and even split in to if the heat shields are not in place.
The pump assembly does doen not drain How do you disassemble the lower spray unit to see if it is plugged?
Answer Hi Pete. Use a bucket and put the drain hose from under the sink connection. Use a screwdriver to see if the drain hose or sink drain is clogged. Then place the unit in drain and see if it drains into a bucket. Place a loop into the hose and secure it as high as you can under the sink at the back wall. Then remove the lower kick plate and remove the pump and see if it is clogged as well. If the impeller is spinning loose on the shaft then it will not drain as well. The pump is part # WD26X10016. This spray arm part # WD22X10044 pulls upward to release. This way you can remove from the top of the sump assy. with a shop vac and cleaning as you go. If the chopper blade is clogged or damaged it needs replaced as well. It is part # WD19X10032. Thank You.