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Dishwasher sprayer arms clogged

The lower sprayer arm on my upper basket, and the sprayer arm on my lower basket both have clogged holes. What is the easiest way to remover these arms to clean the out.


It's a frigidaire mdl#lfbd2409lb0a

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Keeping the spray arms free from calcium buildup will help distribute the water in the Frigidaire dishwasher more evenly. The link below covers cleaning the spray arms without taking them off. This may be helpful while an expert responds to your specific model.
by Manage My Life
August 21st, 2012
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I will try that...but there are chunks of stuff that I can see. It's not just calcium build up.
by Manage My Life
August 21st, 2012
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I can understand how important it is to have your spray arms working properly. To clean any debris from them just follow these steps:

Begin by unplugging the unit.

Remove the dishracks.

Locate the screw on cap or bolts that are holding the arm in place.

Remove the caps or bolts. Take note of the order any washers that may also be in place that need to be removed.

Remove the spray arm.

Fill a sink or bucket with hot water.

Add soap and one cup of vinegar. Agitate the water to mix.

Place the spray arm into the water and allow it to soak until the debris becomes loosened.

If there are mineral deposits from hot water, soak it in straight vinegar.

Use an old toothbrush, or other scrubbers to clean the surfaces of the arm. Cotton swabs can also be used to remove build up from the small holes in the arm. Tweezers and toothpicks work well to pull out pieces of debris from the openings.

Once the debris is removed, rinse the piece completely with clean water. Spraying it with high pressure water will help to remove any loosened debris as well.

Shake off excess water and dry with a soft cloth.

Replace the arm back into the dishwasher ensuring all bolts and washers are installed in the same order that they were removed.

I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
August 22nd, 2012
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there are no screws or bolts holding the arm together. Its like the upper part of the spray arm attaches to the lower part of the spray arm. I need to get them apart in order to clean them.
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August 22nd, 2012
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