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FDB1050REC2 Frigidaire Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for FDB1050REC2 parts

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Water inlet valve leaking

  • Customer: Robert from Flowood MS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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first shut-off power and water! removed bottom cover panels and top two mount screws from DW. slide DW out about one foot for easier access. disconnect inlet valve wiring harness. then remove the screws that hold the unit to the dishwasher. then disconnect water outlet hose (mine was a black accordian type tubing) use your pliers to move back the clamp. it will take a little bit of twist and pull to get that hose off. next use your adjustable wrench and pliers to unscrew inlet copper tubing from the valve unit. the old valve should now be free from the DW. replace in reverse , remember to use silicon tape. I left the bottom panels off for a couple more days to check for leaks. my wife told me that the first washing after the fix did not really clean the dishes as well , but after that everything was back to normal. so perhaps run the machine empty once?

Dishwasher leaking

  • Customer: Lauren from Marietta OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed old gasket,placed new one on pressing into place.Very quick and easy.Saw the youtube on how to do it.Unfortunately this was not the problem.now have a new dishwasher same brand.

Broken door spring.

  • Customer: Keith from Manitowoc WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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After watching the video the replacement went very easy. The only thing I would suggest is that you replace both springs to equalize the tension.

Dishwasher leaking from underneath unit

  • Customer: Keith from Meansville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Spotted the source of the leak at the first heating element under the dishwasher. Removed the brass mounting nut and it was cracked. Replaced with new part from PartSelect.com and the leak was fixed. Apparently the heating element gets so hot it tends to crack the mounting nuts, which results in a leak. Delivery time for part said 3-5 days - mine arrived one day after ordered!

Water leaking

  • Customer: Ron from Brick NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Remove the old part and replaced with new. Done

Water leading from bottom of door

  • Customer: Henry from S Burlington VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just like the instruction video. I pulled the old gaskets out, cleaned the gunk that had accumulated and put the new gaskets in. The tub gasket does not require any cutting or stretching. Just make sure it makes the turn at the bottom of the tub so the door seals properly. The door gasket was very simple to replace.

Spray arm was melted on end from heating element in bottom of unit. Dishes were not being cleaned well.

  • Customer: Sandra from Wilton NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced arm - SO easy!

The dishwasher was "broken" and it needed to be replaced...

  • Customer: Brandie from Summerville SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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When I looked at my prospective home for the first time, the current "month to month" renters made sure to tell me EVERYTHING that was wrong with the place. One of those things was that the dishwasher was broken and beyond repair. Upon moving in, my brother in law asked "Did you try turning it on??" We did, it worked and drained...so why was it "broken?" The lower spray arm kept popping out mid cycle, then would get melted on the heating units at the bottom of the unit during the drying process. I easily found and purchased the part from this site. Once it got here, I literally just had to pop it on, no tools, no mess. Fixed!

No water comming into dishwasher.

  • Customer: thomas from Neptune NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Cheked supply water line, water there but not getting into machine.Removed screws that hold machine to counter top, lowered adjustable legs and disconnected water line. I turned off power for safety.Pulled machine out about 8 inches to access water valve from the side. disconnect power supply wires, and water discharge hose, remove two screws on valve bracket. Install new valve and reconnect.

The lower spray arm became loose and melted on the heater.

  • Customer: Brian from Weaverville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Very simple to repair, cleaned the melted plastic from the heater, received the part within 2 days and pushed the new arm into the 2 bracket clamps and it was done. Since this was an older unit they told me the replaceable part number and the price was very reasonable..less then $30 for the whole job!

missing bottom spray arm

  • Customer: Ashley from Normal IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I used the PartSelect repair video online to show me how to fix the dishwasher. I needed a spray arm and support. Excellent video made the repair quick and easy.

Dishwasher leaked around door

  • Customer: Peggy from Hampton VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The new tub gasket just sits right into the grove around the tub. Just press it in (grooved side to the back) all the way around several times and you are good to go. The bottom gasket is hard to see. You have to open the door all the way down and on the inside bottom of the door you will see the outer edge of the gasket going across the lenght of the door. Simply slide it out making note of where the notch in the gasket is located. Slide the new gasket into place (won't go in if notch is on the wrong side) and you are good to go. No tools were required for installing either gasket.

Leaky water under dishwasher

  • Customer: Utahgolf.net from Provo UT
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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We have wood floors and in front of the dishwasher our wood floor started warping. We noticed it not getting any better so I looked under the dishwasher and could see a drip coming from the inlet valve. We have wood floors and recent granite counter tops so the dishwasher was stuck and had to hack saw the front legs to remove. Afte all that about an hour an half looked for the part and found it on your site for $25. We were going to replace the dishwasher but decided not to spend $700 for replacement. The part got here in 3 days and I was able to replace it very easy watching your video. It's been about a week and no leak and our floor is dry and back to normal. Thank you, Brent.

Door spring was not efficient

  • Customer: Isabella from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The new spring I installed according to the video. It had a smaller diameter than the original so did not work well but when I left the old springs on the door and added the new ones so now I have two springs on each side I had a great improvement. Now the door does not fall open and hit me in the shins. If the replacement spring had the same diameter and therefore the same strength as the original that would have been even better

Front buttons did not work at times - took several attempts to start dishwasher

  • Customer: Peter from Poynette WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the 5 or 6 screws that hold the plastic decorative top front cover in place (the screws are on the inside of the door at the top and sides). Then I lifted and pulled the cover off of the door. The wiring harness is attached to the control module. I disconnected the harness (it only goes on one way) and removed the screws holding the control module in place. Here's where it gets a little tricky. The control module is held in place by a couple of clips underneath the module that you can't really see. The module has a plastic case that does not need to be taken apart. All you need to do is pry gently on the bottom of the module at the edges that face away from the top of the door. It should snap out easily. Once it's out you can snap the new module in place. Replace the screws that hold it to the door and re connect the wiring harness (as mentioned before, it only goes on one way.) Put the plastic tops back on and screw it back into place. It took about 15 minutes to complete - I tested the buttons and they all worked fine.
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