Bottom rack would not roll easily and often came off track

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

Thomas From Great Falls, VA

Feb 14, 2008

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I just pulled out the rack and removed the eight existing roller wheels and roller axles. I was able to remove most of the roller axles with my fingers but needed pliers to remove a couple of them. I then snapped the new roller axles onto the rack and then the roller wheels onto the new roller axles and put the entire rack back in the dishwasher.
The lower rack now rolls smoothly and consistently no matter how many dishes we have piled into it. Also, it has not come off the tracks since replacing the roller axles and roller wheels.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Single Lower Roller Axle

Part Number: PS354746

$2.52
In Stock

Single Roller Wheel

Part Number: PS354749

$2.67
In Stock