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Knife holder, with knives inserted, falls off when basket closed

No matter how high the upper basket is adjusted, the knife holder will not hold any reasonable sized chefs knife without being knocked off when the lower basket is closed. A simple fix is for kenmore to redesign the knife holder so that it tilts back at a better angle and provide replacements to those of us with this problemI can't believe this problem is over a year old and Kenmore has not yet commented. The only thing seperating one brand from another (in a given price range) is customer service!!!!
Unless and until Kenmore choses to correct the problem, will use plastic ties (such as those used to bind cables and as handcuffs) to remount the holder at a better angle.

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SOURCE: Knife Holder and tine adjuster fall off

This problem would be so easy for Kenmore to correct by simply redesigning and replacing these knife holders....but Until such time as Kenmore responsibly reacts, I recommend remounting the holder to the side of the basket at a better angle using your knife with the longest handle as a guide) usng plastic ties such as used as handcuffs and cable ties. (Not pretty, but effective).

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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