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How to Fit a Dishwasher Spray Nozzle

If your lower spray arm in your dishwasher is not spraying water evenly, you may be greeted with dishes that still have food debris and grease on them.

If you’ve never replaced any parts on your dishwasher and you’re struggling to get started, Josh from eSpares will talk you through the process to fill you with the confidence to get your dishwasher back into working order.

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What You Will Need:

Step 1 - Safety Advice

Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair.

Caution: Due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury when carrying out this repair.

Step 2 - Cut The Lower Spray Arm Nozzle Into Two Parts

When you receive the lower spray arm nozzle it may not be totally clear, but it will need to be cut into two parts to allow it to correctly fit into the lower spray arm.

Carefully make a cut straight through the bottom shoulder and we recommend using a craft knife to help you. Now you should have a large main nozzle and a small base.

Step 3 - Fit And Trim The Main And Base Nozzle Into The Lower Spray Arm

On this spray arm you can see the base of the nozzle is in good working order. If that's the same situation for you then you don’t need to fit the base of the new nozzle you’ve just cut, you can just fit the main nozzle into the base and your job will be complete.

If the base of the old nozzle has broken, then you will need to use the new nozzle that you cut earlier and fit it into the spray arm.

To remove the base nozzle you can use some pliers to help. The new nozzle should just slot into the spray arm, but we will need to remove a small layer of plastic off the inside base nozzle, (using a craft knife) to allow just enough room the main nozzle to slot down into it.

It may be worth trimming off some plastic material from the inside of the main nozzle to make sure it slots into the base nozzle easily.Once the main nozzle is pushed into the base nozzle as far as it will go the clips on either side will grip the shoulder of the base to secure it.

There you go, a spray arm nozzle fitted to the lower spray arm. We hope this article has made the experience for you much easier than you once thought. If however you still don’t feel up to fitting the nozzle yourself, you can purchase the complete spray arm assembly from eSpares which are already fitted with the nozzles.

You may have noticed some food debris and limescale inside your dishwasher. We recommend using our tried and tested Dishwasher & Washing Machine Cleaner to remove limescale and detergent build-up to prevent bad odours and bacteria.


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