lower rack had rusted and tines were breaking off

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB4050AWB

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

Antoinette From Long Beach, CA

Jan 11, 2009

43 out of 43 people found this instruction helpful

The lower rack of my dishwasher was falling apart right before my eyes. Tines were breaking off and there was so much rust that my dishes were beginning to become stained. After reading the comments posted at PartsSelect, I decided to try replacing the rack instead of buying a whole new dishwasher. From the posted comments I was able to figure out that the spray tower could be easily removed if I pressed down on it and turned it counterclockwise. After removing the old rack and sliding in the new one, I simply reversed the order, pressing the plastic tower down and turning it clockwise. It was SO simple I was embarassed that I had waited so long to attempt it, and that I had considered replacing a perfectly good dishwasher just because the lower rack was falling apart! I'd also like to add that the rack came in two days! Great service, great price, great web site. Thanks!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Dishrack Assembly - gray (Now subbed to Lower Dishrack with Wheels)

Part Number: PS1960964

$185.29
In Stock