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FDB989GFC2 Frigidaire Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for FDB989GFC2 parts

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All Instructions for the FDB989GFC2
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the botton door gasket was not very easy to install

  • Customer: Col USMC ret Joseph from Anchorage, AK
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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This not was very easy to install I have to remove the fron panel of the dishwasher to see were to insert the new gasket i you instruction how to instal this was insert the new gasket from the rigth side to the left well if you look the front of the diswasher you insert from the lefth in to the place how hold the gasket inplase was not very esy to install but was don and working OK.

Purchased new home, dishwasher leaked water from bottom of front door

  • Customer: Logan from Augusta, KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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After reading the consumer reviews (which is a great tool by the way), I learned the bottom door gasket came out by pulling inwards toward the center of the dishwasher, NOT to the left or right. I finally found the slot in the door and inserted the new gasket in less than 5 minutes. The reason why I listed a longer repair time is because I started the machine to check for leaks. Unfortunately, I still had a minor leak and I believe it is due to the dishwasher being unlevel. I changed from "Normal Wash" to "EcoWash" and no leaks. Still need to level it. Since the house had been vacant for a long period of time, I think the original gasket may have dry-rotted. Overall, smooth process and great opportunity to learn a little about the simplicity of dishwashers. While your there, you may want to remove the bottom spray arm and clean the debris filters. Pretty disgusting...

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.

Leaky door bottom gasket

  • Customer: Raymond from Dover, DE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Gasket at the bottom of the door had dried and become hard. Old gasket slides straight out the bottom of the door, and new gask slides into it's place. There's a registration notch in the gasket to make sure it's aligned correctly. It's really very simple. Removal of the outer door skin is suggested to make sure the gasket goes into it's slot, but it isn't strictly necessary if you dont mind getting on your back and feeling around as you put the new gasket into place

The latch on the dispenser spring-loaded lid was worn preventing the lid from staying closed.

  • Customer: Troy from Lake Oswego, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the screws around the perimeter of the door. This allowed me to easily unscrew the small phillips screws that attached the old dispenser from inside the door. I popped in the new one and screwed everything back together. It now works like new.

Latch catch worn out, wouldn't latch closed

  • Customer: Gary from Hixton, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Open dishwasher door. Using phillips screwdriver, remove the lower two screws, this allows the outside pannel to come off and expose the Dispenser's back side. Remove the two electric wires remembering where they go, ie: white inside red outside. Remove the six screws holding Dispenser in place. Push Dispenser through to inside. Put new Dispenser in and reverse proceedure. This was actually easier than I expected. A novice can handle this repair. Good luck. Oh, when putting Dispenser screws back in, start them all first before tightening.

The bottom half of the upper spray arm came unglued and fell off.

  • Customer: Ray from Wolfeboro, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I ordered a new upper spray arm which arrived 2 days later with standard shipping. The old arm unclips by squeezing the two plastic clips--the arm falls right out. Then you unscrew the big plastic nut holding to its shaft. Put the new one on the shaft, screw the not back on--hand tight only--and push the whole thing back up into the two clips--done! The whole thing was done in less than one minute!

Door latch would not catch

  • Customer: Judy from Baton Rouge, LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unscrewed top and sides of door.Disconnected old door latch by removing terminals on one side at a time and reconnected before completing the next side. Preventing wrong terminal/connection mix up. Pulled old gasket out and replaced with the new gasket. It would not hold in place because of the way it was packaged, twisted up.---I had to hang the gasket lengthwise over night so the twisted areas would release. The next day had no problem installing it. Although it was rather hard to lock the door at first, after a few wash loads the gasket softened up and formed a better seal.

Leak on bpttom left pf unit

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Harrisonburg, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pull out old slowly insert new. Done.

door leaks

  • Customer: Ross from Fairbanks, AK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove bottom door gasket and install new gasket in reverse order, take out door gasket and install new gasket into groove, start at one end and work to other end then cut to fit. No leaks until a week later, door may not have been closed firmly.
All Instructions for the FDB989GFC2
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