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Spray tower arm came loose from lower rack

First -- note Our unit is Model #MDB5100AWB -- I was unable to find that model in all the listings on this site.
I assume it is an easy case of positioning the tower and then pushing on it until it "clicks" into place. But I don't
know if the sloping part faces front or back of unit.

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Mdb5100abw sould go in & turn the tower in place it locks in

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

  • mlord4 Feb 18, 2009

    mdb5100abw sould go in & turn the tower in place it locks in

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