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How to Remove the Lower Sprayer Arm on My GE Nautilus Dishwasher

Your GE Nautilus dishwasher uses a single spray arm to clean your dishes. The center of the spray arm has a tower that extends during the wash cycle to clean the dishes in the upper rack. Below the dishwasher, the spray arm threads directly into the dishwasher pump. When making repairs to the pump or lower spray arm, it is necessary to remove the lower spray arm from the GE Nautilus dishwasher. The GE Nautilus spray arm does not have any hidden screws like most spray arms, and removes from the unit quickly.

  1. Turn off the circuit breaker to the GE Nautilus dishwasher. The spray arm threads directly into the pump of the dishwasher. Turning the power off helps prevent accidental electrical shock from loose wires under the dishwasher.

  2. Open the dishwasher door, and pull the bottom dish rack completely out of the dishwasher.

  3. Rotate the bottom of the lower spray arm until the square hole is facing you. Insert a long flat-head screwdriver through the hole until you have the screwdriver shank protruding on the other side. This gives you a handle to turn the spray arm.

  4. Grasp the screwdriver handle in one hand, and the screwdriver shank in your other hand. Turn the spray arm coupling counterclockwise using the screwdriver as a handle. Lift the lower spray arm out of the GE Nautilus dishwasher.