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QUESTION FROM ndlady45

QUESTION from ndlady45 on 2/16/2008:

Water will not come into my Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher. All faucets are turned on. It will come in the side hole but not thru the arms. HELP ME!!!!!

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear ndlady45:

It sounds like your dishwasher arm may have gotten clogged.

If this is it, there are a couple of things that could have caused your spray arm to become plugged:

- debris
- lime crystals


To clear out your arm, you will first need to remove the arm. The arm is usually held by a nut, which you can remove by holding the arm and turning the nut counter-clockwise. After you have removed the arm, shake it to see if you can get the obstruction (broken glass, pieces of food, etc.) to come out.

If you notice white lime crystals clogging the holes in the arm, put some rubber gloves and some safety eye glasses on, and then you can try using an old toothbrush and undiluted white vinegar to clear out the holes. If this doesn’t work, then you might want to try a strong acidic cleaner like “CLR”. If you are seeing lime crystals building up, then this is a sign that you have hard water, and may need to consider using a water softener.

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FOLLOW-UP FROM ndlady45

QUESTION from ndlady45 on 2/16/2008:

Water will not come into my Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher. All faucets are turned on. It will come in the side hole but not thru the arms. HELP ME!!!!!

ANSWER FROM HOME-WIZARD

Dear ndlady45:

It sounds like your dishwasher arm may have gotten clogged.

If this is it, there are a couple of things that could have caused your spray arm to become plugged:

- debris
- lime crystals


To clear out your arm, you will first need to remove the arm. The arm is usually held by a nut, which you can remove by holding the arm and turning the nut counter-clockwise. After you have removed the arm, shake it to see if you can get the obstruction (broken glass, pieces of food, etc.) to come out.

If you notice white lime crystals clogging the holes in the arm, put some rubber gloves and some safety eye glasses on, and then you can try using an old toothbrush and undiluted white vinegar to clear out the holes. If this doesn’t work, then you might want to try a strong acidic cleaner like “CLR”. If you are seeing lime crystals building up, then this is a sign that you have hard water, and may need to consider using a water softener.

Home this is helpful.
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