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FDB989GFC2 Frigidaire Dishwasher - Instructions

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Replaced the upper rack

  • Customer: Inez from Oakland, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Watched the video instructions; was really easy. Encountered one problem; removal of the washer blade attachment. The problem was mine; lacked the strength in my finger to pry the attached device away from the rack. Used a spoon to assist; once off; easy installation.

machine was not filling

  • Customer: jon from northampton, MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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First, I unplugged the dishwasher. After removing the under counter mounting screws, I pulled the dishwasher out from the cabinets. Because the switch is hard to reach, I put the dishwasher on its side (very carefully). Make sure to drain the dishwasher first, or it will leak all over your kitchen. To remove the switch, I unscrewed the single black screw in the middle of the switch and unplugged the electrical wires. I put the new switch in its place, screwed in the screw, and plugged in the electrical connection. I set the dishwasher upright, and ran it through a cycle before reinstalling it into the cabinet. I had previously tried replacing the water inlet valve, but that was not the problem.

my racks were rusting .

  • Customer: Paula from Fort Mohave, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I did the repair before my husband got home it took less than 15 min.Super easy and fit perfect.

Top basket kept falling off the track

  • Customer: Daniel from Syracuse, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Removed the eight rollers that are screwed into the inside of the dishwasher upper section and simply screwed in the eight new ones. Only took about 15 minutes for the job.

The close door code kept going off and was leaking on the bottom.

  • Customer: Roseana from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Took the gasket off and put the new one on.

rust on rack

  • Customer: neil from LEHIGH ACRES, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just rolled in New rack.

water wouldn't drain from the tub after cycle had finished

  • Customer: Stephanie from Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I'm a newbie to this sort of repair, hence the time. If you know what you're doing and what to expect, this would be maybe 30 minutes to an hour. I had a plumber/friend come over a while back and he said he saw nothing wrong except perhaps the pump and to order it online. Did that and figured I'd try the install myself and call him back again if I could'nt do it. Unplugged the dishwasher, closed the valve for the water and pulled the box out from under the counter. Tipped it backward and exposed the underside. Took a bunch of pictures with my phone before attempting any detaching. I always do this; it's saved me multiple times. Using pliers I squeezed the tension clamp to release the bit that flows into the motor housing and pulled that off. No problem there. Couldn't get to the drain hose side very well, so I tried to pull out the wire connections. This was way more difficult than I expected, but after carefully trying more and more force, worrying that I would break something, the little plastic nubs came off. Then I undid the screws that hold the metal frame that supports the motor and pulled the drain hose off. I then realized that my old drain hose would not possibly work with the new motor, but luckily a new hose came with it. So I detached the hose from my garbage disposal unit and cut the zip ties that held the slack to the side of the dishwasher. Chucked all that putrescence and attached the new hose, then referred to my pictures and attached the new motor using the reverse order from before. Seriously not hard, but it took forever because I was nervous. Put it all back together and slid it under the counter and ran two loads (with no leaks) before I realized that I needed to open the water valve again. Did that and ran a third load; no problems! Not a drop of leaked water and the electric bits didn't melt or smoke. Saved like $500 and feel slightly more grown up now.

Part was worn out.

  • Customer: Tyrone from Finley, ND
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Replaced the upper drawer

Not enough water to clean dishes

  • Customer: Thomas from Winter Springs, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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I used the flow chart online to determine the water inlet valve (WIV) was probably the problem. 1: Cut the power (circuit breaker) 2: turn off the water 3: Removed the lower, front panel (depending on age, you may want to replace the screws) 4: Disconnected electrical cord, waste water line and fresh water supply. This is when the bucket comes in handy. The waste water is NASTY!. At this point, I pulled the DW out and rolled it on its side (Bucket time). I removed the defective part and replaced it easily Simple swap. Clean the old teflon tape off the threads and put fresh tape on. Then I reversed the instructions and opened the water. Check for leaks before you finalize the installation. Then power it up and run a cycle to test. I took a coffee cup and put it in the top rack right side up and checked it periodically. If it keeps getting filled up, it's working. Then i ran a dishwasher cleaner through it, as it had developed a case of the crud sitting still. The new part is quieter than the old one, I can't even hear the water running into the DW now. I am SO happy that $30 worth of parts kept me from spending $500 on a new DW. Thank you Parts Select!, your installation video is great.

The old dispenser lid wouldn't snap shut.

  • Customer: Julie from Charlotte, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the you tube video posted on your site when I was trying to order the part. It showed me exactly what to do. I just had to turn off the power to the dishwasher, take off the dishwasher door cover, unplug some wires, unscrew the old dispenser, and install the new one by redoing everything I had just undone. As a single mom, I was quite pleased to have done this myself. It saved me atleast $100 in a repair bill.

Water was leaking from under the Dishwasher. Inspection showed problem appeared to be a cracked solenoid water inlet valve

  • Customer: Stephen from phila, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Water was leaking from under the Dishwasher. I took the lower front panel off to peak under the dishwasher with a flashlight to see if I could identify the problem.the leak appeared to be a cracked water inlet solenoid valve. I tuned off the water at the shutoff valve under the sink. Upon delivery of the replacement I disconnected the supply line from the compression nut of the brass Dishwasher Elbow with an adjustable wrench. Next I unscrewed the DW elbow from the water inlet valve using an adjustable wrench and a Channel Lock Pliers. Next remove the mounting screws holding the inlet valve in place and it dropped down allowing me to pull the electrical quick connect off and use a pliers to disconnect the fill tube. The process was reversed. Remount the hose to the new solenoid valve. Connect the electric. Remount the valve with the 2 mounting screws. Use Teflon tape to reinstall the DW elbow. Use pipe dope to reconnect the water supply line to the compression nut side of the DW elbow. Turn on the water and run Dishwasher to confirm repair is ok. Remount lower access panel and smile. Job well done. Exactly as shown in the video.

Racks had rusted

  • Customer: Kathy from Canton, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Watched the video on how to install the new racks. It went perfect. Very happy with our new dish racks.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the FDB989GFC2
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