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How to Replace a Spray Arm Published 11/03/2009

The spray arms can be easily damaged by cutlery poking through the cutlery basket or they can just get so clogged up with limescale that it impedes the flow of water. Replacing them isn't difficult, as this eSpares video explains.

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Hi, I'm Helen from eSpares.

In this video I'm going to be replacing the spray arms on an Electrolux built-in dishwasher. Now the spray arms can be easily damaged by cutlery poking through the cutlery basket or they can just get so clogged up with limescale that it impedes the flow of water.

Safety first, always make sure you disconnect the appliance from the mains before you start work on it.

You always need to know the model number so you ensure you're ordering the right parts for your appliance, this can usually be found on the edge of the door, in this case it's here.

We'll start with the top spray arm, this is attached to the top basket, so we will remove the basket completely. In this model you simply click open the runner ends and slide the basket out, in other models you simply lift the basket out. Now the spray arms detaches fairly easily from the basket. In this instance we need a screwdriver, just insert the screwdriver and twist and it clicks off. The new spray arm simply clicks back in place.

Now we will replace the lower spray arm. This is actually attached to the machine itself so we just need to roll out the lower basket. Again, we need a screwdriver and you just insert underneath the clip to release it and pull the spray arm out. The new spray arm simply clicks back into place.

All the parts you see here are replaceable and available on the eSpares website, including the drainage channel, the spray arm, the basket itself, the cup holder inserts and the wheels. So we'll just slide the basket in, not forgetting to click shut the runner-ends. Again with the lower basket everything is available, including the most frequently damaged part of a dishwasher, the cutlery basket.

You can see me replacing the upper and lower basket wheels in another eSpares video. Spray arms and all dishwasher spares can be found at eSpares.co.uk along with spares and accessories for over 500 brands of garden and home appliance.

Thanks for watching.

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