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FDB989GFC2 Frigidaire Dishwasher - Instructions

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dishasher Soap/Rinse Dispenser

  • Customer: George from Fond Du Lac WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 17 people found this instruction helpful
The latch on the soap dispenser got worn out over the past few years on the dishwasher. I tried just puting the detergent into it and running it as usual. The detergent was added Immediatley.. missing the proper timing that would normally dispense it properly. As a result the dishes were not coming out clean and lacked the shiny clean quality we were accustomed to . I ordered the right part, got it quickly and put it in..and were back to doing dishes and having them come out the right way...spotless and clean like they should.

Heater Element Covered in Mineral Deposits

  • Customer: Chad from Cypress TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
Our dishwasher sat in a warehouse for a year after our move from CA to TX. When I finally installed it, there was some sort of white mineral deposit that had built up on the heater element. I didn't notice it back in CA. I tried to get as much as possible off but it kept building. So I purchased a new heater element. It's been in for a few weeks and my wife thinks the build up is happening again.
To Repair;
Unscrew the dishwasher from the counter. They'll be one or two screws attaching the dishwasher on the underside of the counter.
Pull the washer out carefully.
Remove any dishes and the bottom rack.
Tilt washer on it's side.
Remove wire connections to heater element (They slide right off but make sure to remember which one goes where)
Unscrew the nuts that are holding the element on. I used some pliers. It wasn't difficult.
Remove old element and replace with new.
Reverse order.

Water was not draining out.

  • Customer: VIRGILIO from BROOKLYN NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 10 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
First I disconnected the dishwasher, then I disconnected the drain hose. I pulled the machine from under the counter and turned it on its side, so that I could see where the drain pump was. I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the pump out and disconnected the two wires. I took a good look where each wire was attached. I also had to disconnect the pump from two small hoses. I installed the new pump, I had ordered from PartSelect, following the reverse procedure. I reconnected the dishwasher and slided back under the counter. I confess I didn't believe it would work. I was prepared for failure. The machine started, then when the cycle changed, I heard the water draining into the waist pipe under the sink. New hot water filled the machine. Would this water be drained out and at the end, after the rinsing cycle, would the dishwasher be empty and completely free of water? I waited for the end of the rinsing, then I opened the door and checked for any water left at the bottom. Suddenly a feeling of joy and pride went through me. All water had been drained out by the new pump. I had repaired my dishwasher. I didn't have to throw this handsome and well made machine into the street. My kitchen sink was no longer full of glasses and dishes. I was washing all I had accumulated during the week. My kitchen became clean and organized just like before. At this point I took an oath: when my dishwasher would break down next time, I would repair it , even if its motor, the most expensive part, had to be replaced. I was going to do it with the help of the experts at PartSelect. Thanks guys for your help and for inspiring confidence in myself. I DID IT! What a great feeling!
Now I understand the feeling a doctor must experience when he brings back to life a dying patient.

Dishwasher door was leaking water at the bottom corners.

  • Customer: David from Saint Michael MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
It took less than a minute to remove the old bottom door gasket - it pulls right out. You wouldn't think the part looks the way it does (a 1.5 inch wide plastic strip that runs the length of the door with rubber gaskets on both ends) but have faith. Trust the diagram/picture - it is the correct part and will fix the leak. The new gasket arrived within a couple days of ordering and was simple to install - no tools. It slides into place in less than a minute and is held in by friction. Problem solved and no more leaks. For under $12 (parts and shipping) I had my dishwasher fixed. A service call by itself would have run $75 - just for someone to show up at the house, and then probably another $50 for parts and labor to install. My wife made the comment "Even I could have fixed that". A very simple and easy repair - you can do it!!!

Broke nubs off of stem when cleaning

  • Customer: Glen from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I took the bottom parts out. This can basically be done without tools. You need a phillips to unscrew 3 screws to remove the stem. Then easily replace with the new one. Putting the spiny washing part was kinda weird because I was afraid to break the nubs off again. I took the whole bottom carriage out so I could see better, pushed down kinda hard and twisted the right way (figure out which way needs to be twisted before hand by looking through the bottom of the stem).

My dishwasher was leaking

  • Customer: Vincent from CORAM NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
This was too easy. I pulled out the bottom rack, spread apart the two clips which are at the bottom of the spray arm with my fingers and pulled out the old broken spray arm. The damage was visible. Then I took the new spray arm ( which looked different but still fit nicely) and gently pushed it into place. Done!

Water leak underneath dishwasher

  • Customer: Richard from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dishwasher, removed the 2 wires clipped to the heating element, removed both cracked nuts, replaced with new nuts from PartSelect, clipped on wires, plugged in and did a test cycle. Based upon service quote from Best Buy, I saved myself $125.00 for just the call out, not including parts and labor.

silverware basket skunked

  • Customer: Alan from Holley NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
tossed the old one a replaced with a new.Hardest 10 second repair ever....It took 10 seconds had to open and close the door.

dishwasher wasn't draining

  • Customer: Jane from Phila PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I disconnected the power to the machine. Removed the bottom access panel and screws holding the dishwaher in the cabinet opening so I could carefully slide the dishwasher out.
Taking note of the pump position at the bottom of the dishwasher I removed the two wire leads, screws and hoses(pliers). I installed the new part in the reverse order and was able to run the dishwasher for a cycle while it was out to make sure there were no leaks.
Dishwasher runs great and the dishes seem cleaner. Fingers crossed.
Thanks.

Door spring had broken; door would fall open

  • Customer: Sue from Weymouth MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the bottom panel on the unit (2 screws hold it on) and pulled the dishwasher out about 4"--after turning off electricity to the unit. Removed the broken spring and the old linkage and replaced them with the new parts. Pushed the diswasher back into place, and replaced the bottom panel. Turned on the electricity and the diswasher door is "good as new." This is quite simple to do; just takes patience.

Leak in hose, door leakage, weak door springs.

  • Customer: Ronald from Berwick PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I received the parts 3 working days from order. They were in perfect condition and exactly like the originals.
Pulled dishwasher out from under counter. Removed door. Replaced drain hose. Replaced gasket. Replaced springs. Put door back on. Tried rinse cycle. Placed dishwasher back under counter. Works like new.

No water was coming into dishwasher.

  • Customer: Jeffery from Excelsior Springs MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed dishwasher from cabinet and pulled out about 1 foot. Took bottom plate off of dishwasher. Undid clamp on hose of discharge of inlet water valve and removed hose. Shut off water to water inlet valve and removed. Took wiring clip off of water inlet valve. Removed 2 screws holding water inlet valve in place. Installed new water inlet valve in reverse order.

Old hose was split

  • Customer: Sandra R. from Groveland FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
The Parts finder was the big help. After that all that was needed was to loosen the clamps and replace the old hose with the new one A piece of cake. Slide the washer back into place and replace the screws that hold it to the counter. Out and back in, 30min. top end to complet the job

One of the springs was broken, The door would not open or close properly. There was also a leak coming from the front of the dishwasher.

  • Customer: Ron from Montclair NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the dishwasher from the cabinet space (two screws) and manually replaced both springs. I replaced one spring first to see if there would be an improvement when the second new spring was installed. There was much better tension once the second new spring was added.That is why changing both springs is recommended. This was very easy.
Changing the gasket was scary because I thought the the whole door would have to be taken apart. You know nothing ever goes back together the same. I feared that I would create an even bigger leak than what I had. Taken the door apart didnt work for me, so I just pulled the old gasket by hand and pressed in the new one. I made sure that it was seated correctly. Voila no leak.
The dishwasher is running as good as new.
I ordered these parts on Friday morning. They were on my door step Monday morning,
I highly recommend ordering from this site.

Bottom spray arm got stuck and melted

  • Customer: Thomas from Ebensburg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the bottom dish rack to gain access to the spray arm. I proceeded by pulling straight up on the bottom spray arm, it disconnected with gentle force. The replacement part was not identical, so I determined that it would work by inspecting hole patterns and heat shield configuration. Then I gently pushed the new spray arm onto the water supply tube making sure that the spray arm snapped into place. Due to extremely fast ground shipping (less than 20hrs from order to my door) the repair was done within 24 hrs! Boy...was my wife pleased!
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