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FDB989GFC2 Frigidaire Dishwasher - Instructions

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Dishwaser wouldn't fill completely.

  • Customer: Franklin from White Lake MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Replaced the fill valve. Turns out that there is a very fine screen in the inlet that was almost totally clogged. Replacing the fill valve fixed the problem, and now the dishwasher works better than ever. Plus, I cleaned the screen, I had to disassemble the valve to do it, and now have a spare part.

Frozen/cracked valve

  • Customer: James from Boothbay Harbor ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Out with old and in with the new thanks to you great folks and the items you have available for home repair. Thank you and will surely do business again when needed.

Dishwasher leaking from the bottom left front corner

  • Customer: Gregg from Niles OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I used a flat screw driver to push out the bottom gasket from it's seat on the lower left corner of the door. I pulled the remainder of the gasket out by hand. I aligned the new gasket and pushed and pressed into place with my fingers into the gasket's seat.

None

  • Customer: Thomas from WILMINGTON NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This was just a basket you slide in and out. No installation required. Price was right and quick deliverly.

Water Inlet Valve to dishwasher failure,...water everywhere in kitchen

  • Customer: Brad from Orange Beach AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Went online, searched my dishwasher name and model. Found "PartSelect" site, then typed in "Water Inlet" in the search area, (for specific part). My part, along with several awesome illustrations from all kinds of angles appeared like BAM!!! There it was, the very part which I held in my hand for comparison. Wow, was I thrilled! I ordered the part in just a couple of minutes, as I used my PayPal account. Shipping took 4 days. Regarding the repair, just kill the power to the dishwasher, remove the service panel (bottom), unscrew the two screws that secure the top of the dishwasher to the under side of the counter (anti-tip prevention) slide the dishwasher out from under the counter, loosen the nut to the valve and pull the service line (copper tube) out from the valve. Then unscrew the valve from the dishwasher chassis. Pop the wire from the valve and and secondary rubber hose, now the valve is free. Just install in reverse order.

Dishwasher was not drying dishes

  • Customer: Don from Norfolk VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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After browsing the site and seeing that the problem could have been the thermostat, I uninstalled my dishwasher and found the burned lead like another poster had mentioned. It took roughly 15 minutes to uninstall the dishwasher, remove the bad thermostat, install the new thermostat, replaced the crimped lug and reinstall dishwasher.

THE HANDLE BROKE

  • Customer: JAKE from NEW YORK NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I TOOK OFF THE SCREWS HOLDING THE FRONT PANEL, TOOK OFF 2 TORX SCREWS, REMOVE THE WIRES AND JUST PLUG BACK THE WIRES AND REINSTALL THE HANDLE AND FRONT PANEL, REAL EASY.

I accidentally broke the door strike off

  • Customer: Julia from Port Charlotte FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I pulled out the dishwasher to expose how the strike was attached. Unscrewed the 2 screws and found the part on your site. The part number had been changed. I ordered a new part and tracked with your easy to track delivery info. It arrived in 3 days. I attached my new part with 2 screws, slid the diswasher back in place. I am a happy camper! Thank you, Julia

replaced door springs and bottom gasket

  • Customer: Bruce from Saginaw MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Super easy. Just a few screws to remove the bottom trim and top brackets. Slid the dishwasher out from under the counter, replaced the springs and gaskets (no tools required). Finally, put the dishwasher back and replaced the bottom trim.

Broken door latch and worn out door gasket

  • Customer: Kenneth from Westminster MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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turned off circuit breaker to dishwasher. Removed 6 phillips screws holding control panel onto door. Balanced door and panel on my knee and then removed the 2 torx screws holding in the broken door latch. Removed broken door latch and used pliers to help removed the four wire connections, marking each one as i removed them so I could identify which wire went to which connection. Installed wires to new door latch connections. Reinstalled new door latch with the 2 torx screws. Reinstalled door control panel using the 6 phillips screws. Pulled out old door gasket as it was worn and @ 12 years old. Installed new door gasket by first lightly pushing gasket into groove using the center mark on gasket, just below center of strike plate. Had to cut the gasket to length as it was a little too long. My unit is a 24". Bent each end of gasket and inserted into groove along each bottom side of groove. Be sure to fill in the little box groove at the bottom of each groove. Then just pushed gasket into groove up along both sides. Shut door to seat gasket. NOTE: Be sure gasket is installed with proper side facing out. The side with the center marking is the one that faces in. Turned on the circuit breaker to the dishwasher and ran a cycle with water only to detect any leaks. Been working fine since. Wife is happy, so everyone is happy.

Needed to replace upper and lower racks which wer rusting in places.

  • Customer: Anne from Moncks Corner SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The lower rack was very easy...just needed to transfer existing utensil baskets and roll it in place.However, The upper rack was not identically made to the original rack so could not transfer some of the extra feature pieces onto the new upper rack, as the rack wires were 'woven' differently, rendering these pieces from my old rack useless, as it was impossible to line them up, so precious time was wasted fiddling with that trying to see why they wouldn't line up. I did manage to remove and transfer the upper sprayer arm to the replacement basket, though.

spray arm came apart

  • Customer: Lois from Glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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took the old one off, replaced with new one put arm back on machine. Very, very simple.

Leaking dishwasher drain hose

  • Customer: John from East Quogue NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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I removed my dishwasher from the cabinet space by first disconnecting the water supply. Two screws holding the washer in were removed also. It then simply slid out. I disconnected the hose from the dishwasher and the sink piping with a socket driver and reinstalled the new one in its place. In reverse order I re-installed the washer to the cabinet and tried it out. No leak! I have to note that I do not recommend going to an appliance store and purchasing non-genuine parts. They come in standard lengths of 6 feet which is not enough when installing into a cabinet. This part is 10 feet long when going with the appliance manufacturer. That's plenty for most installations.

Left-side door spring snapped

  • Customer: Craig from Pepperell MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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The left-side dishwasher door spring snapped. The door was then noticeably heavy to open and close. To investigate the problem, I shut off the circuit breaker and the water feed. I removed the two screws that secure the top of the dishwasher to the counter, so I could pull out the unit and see the door springs. (TIP: remove the bottom metal panel as well to see if you have a flexible or rigid pipe for hot water. If you have a rigid pipe like I do you might want to be careful pulling the unit forward.) With the unit pulled forward I could see the snapped spring; it had actually shot up and was wedged between the unit and the cabinet. To to the repair, I attached the new spring to the door first. Then I closed the door so the spring was slack and used pliers to attach it to the bottom of the unit. (To access the bottom of the unit, you need to remove the metal panel at the bottom, as mentioned above.) I used the other spring as a comparison as to where to attach.

Broken tub rack guide wheels

  • Customer: Joe from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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This is a case of weak OEM design. Substantial (cup) weight placed on the rack will ultimately cause these wheels to break under load stress. My fix went slightly beyond the design by installing 8 cents worth of washers between the wheel and the screw head. That way any slack was reduced so that the wheels were less stressed at an angle. The rack now sits square and the wheels more true than design. I picked up some lock washers at local hardware store and flattened them out to fit smooth. The parts supplied by PartSelect were perfect fits to OEM. This is a truly easy repair. If your top rack keeps falling off the guides due to broken tub wheels this will take care of the problem. I will add that the parts that you can obtain through PartSelect are adequate without improvising. I just went for a more robust fix to the original design with additional washers. Hope this is helpful.
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