both spray arms clogged / upper arm broke off

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

Modelmdb5000aww

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

kenny From front royal, VA

Feb 07, 2008

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it was necessary to remove both dish holding trays; i simply placed the new upper arm over the existing spray apparatus, and inserted the little 4-pronged connector into place. the lower was a bit more involved: i unscrewed the center piece that that holds the entire arm and assembly; lifted the old arm off { the base comes with it if you haven't unclipped the six clips previously }; i used a small straight screwdriver to pry off the 2 metal brackets from the old arm and attached them to the new arm; i used the same screwdriver to remove soap sludge from the base and the screw-on center piece, and installed back onto the spray assembly. then i reinstalled the dish racks..... good as new !!! boy am i glad the repairman didn't call back, after all!!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Upper Spray Arm - twenty inches long (Now subbed to Upper Spray Arm with Retainer)

Part Number: PS2003051

$24.36
In Stock

Lower Spray Arm - twenty inches long (Now subbed to Lower Spray Arm)

Part Number: PS2099282

$26.80
In Stock