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The blade was stuck, so I took it apart. All went well except there are two white plastic balls now floating in the basin. Are these parts or have they just fallen inot the washer??


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Yes they are part of the assy. and need to be put back to function . whatever level of dissaslby you were at when you found them is where they belong. you can see by flipping over the last removed plate a little chanenl where it looks like the balls would go( the d/w fills with water and diff. pressures hold them against or push them down) depending on operation.they go in seperate openings as well

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