Upper Rack wheel "axle" or support failed- very poor design

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher

ModelKUDS530WH4

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Delmar, NY

Jan 23, 2014

You have to remove the upper rack from the appliance by releasing the stops at the end of the rack slide ( turn them outward). Slide out the upper rack in total. The wheel assembly is held on to the rack by three "clips" Depress the height adjuster to lower the assembly away from the top of the rack. Two of the three clips easily detach and slide off ( slotted attachments). The third is a bit more of a challenge as it snaps into the rack in several places. I very carefully used a small screwdriver to free it from the rack. Be careful as the clip costs as much as the wheel assembly ( go figure). I suspect if the clip broke , you could use plastic ties instead- not esthetic but cheaper. reassemble in reverse- good for two more years . I think I will probably epoxy the wheels to the assembly if they break again. It will slide just as easily and probably much more durable.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rack Adjuster - Left or Right Side

Part Number: PS3497383

$28.95
In Stock