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TDB210RFS2 Tappan Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for TDB210RFS2 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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latch on detergent holder would not close

  • Customer: Mike from Richmond, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Took off 2 screws and took the old detergent holder off and put the new one on....Very easy...took all of 5 mins

Both springs on the door broke off.

  • Customer: Inessa from Philadelphia, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
We pulled the dishwasher out enough th expose the sides where the springs are attached. We removed the oldsprings and attached the new ones. Then put the dishwasher back in place.

The spring on the door broke.

  • Customer: Charlene from Castle Rock, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the screws holding the dishwasher in the counterspace. Pulled it out far enough to re-attach the new spring, scoot it back in place, and put the screws back to hold it in, and attach the plate to the bottom that was taken out first. Good to go.

Dishwasher leak

  • Customer: Paul from New Castle, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Should have paid attention to the other posts. The job should have been REALLY easy. But, I decided to take the door off. That was not necessary. Turned a three minute job into a 30 minute job.

Small Constant Drip (Leak)

  • Customer: Richard from Upperco, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the dishwasher removed the two heating element insulated wires and removed both threaded brass nuts and replaced them both. Problem solved. Luckily I have a local parts and repair store with a repairman that knows every part of every appliance ever made (no kidding, I have yet to stump him with a part or question). He did not have the parts, told me to go to partselect.com order two nuts, replace them both at the same time, and fix it myself because its an easy repair and not worth paying hundreds of dollars, if you can use a wrench. He was right, and partselect.com had the right parts, at the right price, easy to find and order, and I can impress the wife with my repair skills. Thanks again!

Spray arm fell off and melted

  • Customer: Jacob from Wichita, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Snapped the new one on

Dishwasher was leaking from the front left side

  • Customer: Sheldon from PORTAGE, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Biggest challenge was understanding where the gasket was located. I took a good look at the parts diagram available on this site, simply opened the dishwasher door, felt around for the old jacket, pulled it out with a nose plier, and inserted the new jacket making sure the orientation was the same as the old jacket. It went in fairly easily, and is a press fit. The dishwasher no longer leaks.

Dishwasher racks would come off track

  • Customer: chris from staten island, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I clipped the wheels onto the rack. It couldn't be any easier. then i removed the # 25 torx screw which attached the broken slide wheel to the tub and installed the new wheel with the same torx screw.

Heating Element Seal and Nut

  • Customer: Bryan from Charlotte, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Never worked on a dishwasher before but quickly learned that on this particular one, it's only this thin little brass nut that tightens down the element from the underside of the washer. If not tight enough, water drips right down onto the electrical connections. In this case water began to drip and the heat from the electrical current began melting a clear rubber shield thing. Luckily I was home during the cycle and figured out the problem. Great website that seems to have all necessary parts for my washer. Quick shipment!

Dishwasher ran through cycle but no water ever entered the washer.

  • Customer: Ronald from Chardon, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off water & pulled plug from electrical outlet. Two screws removed the lower cover, two more screws hidden behind the opened door allowed the removal of the bottom panel. Laid a towel under the valve on the lower left to catch water & disconnected the inlet fitting with a 1/2" wrench. Remove the two screws holding water inlet valve next. With valve loose, remove electrical connector and drain hose (pliers). Valve has an elbow fitting that will need to be removed and installed on new valve - use Teflon tape or paste for a leak-free assembly. Reattach the drain hose & electrical connector before installing the valve using the two screws. Once in place, re-attach the inlet fitting (no Teflon required on tapered seats) and make sure everything is tight. Test washer through one cycle for water flow and no leaks. If all is good, remove towel and tools, then re-install the two lower panels. Clean up and you are done!

Not draining

  • Customer: Joel from Sweet Home, OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed standing water with wet vac. removed kick plate and screws attaching top to underside of counter. pulled unit out and layed it on it's front to gain easy access. unscrewed unit and removed hose clamps with pliers. installed new unit and reveresed order to put all back together. did not appear to want to work at first on full cycle mode. Ran Rinse and Hold cycle and it engauged drain pump first clearing out rest of water then, ran fine. all is working well now.

Small leak under door

  • Customer: Ronald from Chardon, OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
The main tub gasket just pulled out by hand - no tools needed. Installing new one was just as easy, Just remember the wide part of the gasket sits in the bottom of the groove and cut off the excess with scissors.
Door gasket - not so easy. The six screws near the top of the door do NOT need to be removed, only the two (phillips) mid-way down the side. Remove the bottom panel by pulling down (it sits in a pocket of the top panel). The bottom door gasket just pulls out and insert the new one by hand (can be tight). Re-install bottom panel by sliding up into the top panel pocket, aligning the holes and screw home.
Normally,, you would be done but not in my case. The slow drip was still there. Investigation revealed that under the bottom panel (yes, we took it off again) is a tie-wrap holding wires at the bottom of the door that collects condensed steam and allows it to drip outside of the bottom plastic tray onto the floor. We thought that the tie-wrap was unnessesary and cut it off. Test drive- No more drips!

water leaking out from bottom of the door!

  • Customer: Mark W. from Kalkaska, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
First I read the online bog's such as this one, those instruction said it was an easy task to pull out the old gasket from either side and then push in the new gasket in reverse of removal, in from either side, but the only way the gasket can be installed is to lay it along the channel it is to be installed in and then push it upwards. Due to all they butter and grease that gather's on the edges at the bottom of the door it is nearly impossible to slide it in place, so to push it up is the only way that will work!

repair soap dispenser

  • Customer: Linda from Zephyr Hills, FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Took off all the screws, replaced the dispenser-no problem. However, I couldn't get the top to stay in place long enough to get the screws back in. My boyfriend came over and couldn't get it together without using a longer screw in the top area. Now it works great.
The only other problem was my bank and my VISA-they both called me stating my account was being used out of the country. They issued a fraud alert at first, but I called them and told them everything was fine.
Linda
Florida

Machine was leaking from the bottom left side (facing)

  • Customer: Michael from Clarksville, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
The machine was not used for three years after discovering a leak. It appeared to be coming from the drain pump. I Decided to reevaluate the leak for repair, with a little prodding from my wife, I found the leak coming from the bottom of the door. I Found the worn seal and I ordered a new part. I used needle-nose pliers to remove the old seal, pushed the new seal in with my fingers, checked for leaks, none found. Machine is back in business. My wife was happy.
All Instructions for the TDB210RFS2
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