Turn off the power to the electric circuit that holds the GE Triton XL at the main panel.
Open the dishwasher door. Remove the bottom dishwasher rack.
Locate the dishwasher spray arm hub at the high point in the center of the arm. Look for a thin line that runs around the top; this is the hub cap. Use the edge of a flathead screwdriver to pop off the hub cap. Be careful not to damage the plastic.
Use the socket wrench to remove the bolt in the center of the spray arm hub.
Gently pull the washer spray arm up and off of the spinner assembly.
Things You Will Need
- Flathead screwdriver
- Socket wrench
- If the spray arm is hard to remove--perhaps because you have hard water--add a quarter cup of vinegar to the bottom of the washer. Then do a short load on the highest heat setting with an empty dishwasher. The vinegar and heat can sometimes help to break down calcium deposits that might be causing the arm to stick.