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Whirlpool Spray Tower

My whirlpool DU900 spray tower came off of the nozzle cap. I can not figure out if it was glued on, or what. Even if I was able to re-attach it somehow, the bottom rack would not close, as it is sticking up. Thanks in advance for any help. Can send pics!

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  • seashelley20 Feb 17, 2009

    We have the exact same problem. We can't remember how it was attached before, or where exactly it went. The dishwasher doesn't seem to work as well without it....

    hope someone can tell us how to reattach the tower, and where!

    thanks


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I got the same problem and spent a couple of days trying to figure it out. The solution is extremely simple - you just snap the tower to the bottom tray. You need to lift the tray, insert the tower through the middle cell of the tray, and just snap it on it. That's it - no bolts, no connectors, nothing.

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    Thank you, thank you thank you! I spent the last hour looking for this answer, you made my night!!!

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I had the same problem and thanks to derofeyev I figured it out. I thought I would post some pictures for those who might still be confused. Lift tray and put tower through.
Whirlpool Spray Tower - _674.jpg I found it helps to twist it into position. So start with in the tower like this:
_675.jpg This is final position:

_676.jpg I hope this helps.

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