How To remove and Clean Your Dishwasher Spray Arms

Cleaning spray arms

In by Dimple Sisodia


How to clean your Indesit dishwasher spray arms


Video transcript:

Hello my name’s Alan.  I am a senior technician with Indesit company.  I have over fifteen years experience helping customers with their dishwashers.  At Indesit Company we design and manufacture our appliances to provide many trouble free years of service to our customers, but there also a few things you can do yourself to help ensure your appliance operates to its full potential or to help resolve any common user issues.

This film covers how to deal with cleaning your dishwasher spray arms. 

How you will know there’s a problem: poor wash results.  This issue is usually caused by blocked spray arms.

What you will need to rectify the issue: this is a simple procedure and you won’t need any special tools. 

To remove the spray arms, firstly open the dishwasher door, remove the lower basket and place to one side safely.  For the lower spray arm squeeze the two tabs either side of the spray arm and then pull the lower spray arm clear. For the upper spray arm pull the dishwasher top basket forwards, rotate locking nut clockwise which releases top spray and drop down clear of the basket.   Once the dishwasher spray arm is removed from the dishwasher you need to check the spray holes for any blockages.  To clean, immerse in warm soapy water and give the spray arm a gentle shake to remove any blockages. To check these jets are completely clear, pour some water down the centre of the spray arm, the water should flow out of the spray arms. 

To relocate the top spray arm, push the spray arm up and rotate the locking nut anti-clockwise this time until it’s locked into position, and give the spray arm a quick spin to make sure it turns freely.  For the lower spray arm push the spray arm into position and click down until it locks.  Give the lower spray arm a quick turn to make sure it turns freely.  Once the spray arms are back in position, replace the lower basket.

If you’re still experiencing problems please refer to your user handbook which can also be downloaded from the user handbook section on our web site.  Some dishwasher components like cutlery baskets can become worn over time – these and other spares are available on our website as well as care products for a range of kitchen appliances.

Recap: Remove upper and lower baskets, remove spray arms, check for food residue and clean