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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to CylonRed

Re: Dish washer arms not spinning

How did you cycle some CLR through it?

I have a dishwasher issue as well. I think the water doesn't get jetted up the arms as much as it should (If I interrupt mid-cycle, msot top dishes are only steamed, not soaked). So I want to do an attempt at clearing the residues. I can hear the dishwasher pump still works, or it's the arms, but there's a lot of noise, just not the splashing I'd usually hear against the door.



Annmarie
Lillian
join:2000-11-11
kudos:5

FYI - the newer CLR bottle that says something to the effect of "better for the environmental" sucks.

Try to find the original formula and stock up

I love CLR.
--
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.



CylonRed
Premium,MVM
join:2000-07-06
Bloom County
reply to alkizmo

Used the instructions on the CLR bottle. Normal wash - when it gets to the actual wash cycle (past the first rinse) then add in a half cup of CLR and let it finish the cycle. Then run another full cycle using cold water.

Our arms were full of lime - I could not get all of it out but had to do a LOT of poking and prodding in the holes.

All I can do now if keep clearing the holes and call the softener repairman tomorrow.
--
Brian

"It drops into your stomach like a Abrams's tank.... driven by Rosanne Barr..." A. Bourdain



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

I dont know if those instructions work every time.

My dishwasher sort of cause into a confused seizure when you interrupt it. It doesn't really resume, it seems to flush its water tank and start over with a fresh batch.

You and me, buddy, will be cleaning our dishwashers this week.
May I suggest you take OUT the arms, lay them in a shallow bucket large enough to hold the arms, then soak in CLR to let it sit for 24h or something.


robbin
Premium,MVM
join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1

The citric cleaner I mentioned earlier will remove that type of buildup. Here a link to one but I usually get it off of Amazon.

»www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/···1/273634



CylonRed
Premium,MVM
join:2000-07-06
Bloom County
reply to alkizmo

While I would not mind soaking it a lot longer to see if I can to get the lime out - I am not sure of the long term effect of old style CLR on plastic...
--
Brian

"It drops into your stomach like a Abrams's tank.... driven by Rosanne Barr..." A. Bourdain