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The "spinner, 3rd level wash" kept falling off. Ordered new part, no instructions with it.

The spinner kept falling off and didn't stay in place when I snapped it back in. Did order a new part, and the package came with the spinner and a small pointed plastic piece that I guess the spinner snaps on to. Package stated 'easy to install' but no clues on how or where this little pointed plastic plug goes! Do I have to remove the feed tube assembly to remove the old pointed piece and insert the new one?

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Re: The "spinner, 3rd level wash" kept falling off. ...

I had the same problem, the 3rd level spinner falling off. Without getting into my saga story, save yourself some $$$.
-You will need a screw & washer to replace the plastic thumbtack. The screw will have to be able to screw into the female part of the spinner; the washer will keep the screw from falling out of the hole in the flat hose on the ceiling of the dishwasher.
-If you look closely at the spinner(the part that keeps falling off), you will notice it comes apart. With a flat head screwdriver, separate the 2 parts. (there are 3 parts all together; Keep the round center piece sticking out of the top peice)
--Remove the top drawer of the dishwasher to give you some room to work
-Remove the screw on the "ceiling" of the dishwasher(it is located further back from where the spinner goes) to allow the flat pastic tube to come down low enough for you to get in behind it.(set that screw aside in a safe place; you will put it back later)
-Remove the pastic thumbtack from the hole in the flat plastic tube if it is there & replace with a washer and screw.
-Take the top 2 peices of the spinner, together as assembled & screw the screw into the female portion of the spinner.
-snap on the 3rd piece of the spinner
-replace the screw you took out earlier, securing the flat plastic tube.
-place top drawer
Voila, you are done!! You just saved yourself $20+

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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Re: The "spinner, 3rd level wash" kept falling off. ...

Yes, this worked, once I figured out that the "flat water feed tube" is not a round tube in the middle of the hole, but is the whole flat piece (about 1.5 inches wide) that has the hole in it. That piece does bend down enough for a finger to get in there, and pushing up through the hole with a toothpick revealed that the old thumbtack-like pin was still in place (above the flat piece), but I replaced it with the new one that came with the kit. Then I kept my finger on top of the thumbtack-pin while pushing the new cone-shaped piece up though the new spinner until it snapped into the pin (it took a fair amount of force to make it snap in). Thanks for the advice!

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Re: The "spinner, 3rd level wash" kept falling off. ...

I came here today looking for the solution to this same problem! However, I might be able to help a searching the bottom of the dishwasher, I found the pointed plastic piece for mine. To put it back in, here's what I did -- the 'vanes' of the spinner face the top of the dishwasher, align the center hole of the spinner with the hole in the 'ceiling' of the dishwasher. Push the small plastic piece (pointed end up) up through the center of the spinner and snap it into place, attaching it to the dishwasher. However, whenever I put mine back in, it comes out in the next wash. I'm assuming that my spinner keeps coming out because my plastic piece is worn(?) I was wondering if there was a screw involved to hold it into place, but from your description of the parts bag (spinner and plastic snap) perhaps there is not. I'll order my replacement part and see if that fixes it. Anyone who knows about this for sure -- please post for us! Thanks!

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