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Old 03-11-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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Smile Dishwasher Repairs/Spray arm

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Paykel? dishwasher spray arm not attached to anything just sitting on top of motor pump assembly ? seems it has been broken or needs a new part or spray arm? water pressure would blow it off mount i am not familiar with this unit?

think i need to order a part? and become dishwasher tech next?

any help advise or wisdom is truely appreciated

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:10 PM   #2
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Can't say for sure, but in residential units that arm snaps into place...at least on our Kitchen-Aide it did. Are you seeing a crack somewhere? That sounds like dealer warranty, IMHO, unless they're 100s of miles away.
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:19 PM   #3
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The first time we used our F/P we kept getting error codes.. Could not figure it out so I called their product support. The tech asked me what code , I told them, and they told me the spray arm was off..?? really ?? Ok , I will look at that , sure enough it just sits on there..
Now that is one of the things we check at first set up , before any dishes get loaded.. It is easy enough to check...
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Old 03-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #4
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will have to test this out with my 1 dish i usually hand wash and some silverware and a coffee mug , new to this rig and its mechanicals.

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Old 03-11-2016, 06:56 PM   #5
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Ya, mine pops off during travel as well, and I'll get the code. I just know now to set it back on there before I use it and it works like a charm.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:35 PM   #6
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X3, ours falls off occasionally. The dishwasher works fantastic, one of the best options we choose.
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #7
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They just pop off and nothing holding them on. We love it and works great except I just installed a New one today. We purchased a used one last year since our rig did not come with one..... wellllll.... lets just say don't buy used dishwashers but I am getting good at installing them.

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Old 03-11-2016, 08:13 PM   #8
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very odd design seems the water pressure would blow it off of there anyway, it would just hit bottom of basket and not turn? or come off , will run and check this thing out.

does the new dishwasher spray arm just set on top of pump assembly also? all i see is a large round opening in the bottom of spray arm. nothing on bottom of basket to aid in spinning or retain spray arm??

thanks for your support and knowledge

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Old 03-11-2016, 08:29 PM   #9
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It seemed weird to me as well, but it seems to work fine. Maybe the rack holds it down in the center?
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:37 PM   #10
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ok ill go with that thanks, one less rv thing to think about for the moment. moving on to a new kitchen faucet and water heater element soon. in my leisure? should be caught up on all this soon , direct tv decoder will be next
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