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I have a mdb6601aws dishwasher. The upper spray arm assembly is held on by two cheesy clips which are attatched to a plastic cross molded to the dishwasher itself. The molds are stripped so the clips do not stay attatched to the top and back side so the spray assembly dangles down on the dishes below. It seems this was a bad design but how can it be reattatched?

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  • nterko Aug 30, 2010

    I think you must have misunderstood the problem. The clips are not broken, it's the plastic molded part of the dishwasher drum itself (what the clips attach to) that is stripped and broke. An appliance store said the drum can not even be bought separately and offered no solution. If there is a fix I"d sure like an idea how. I find it hard to believe that I would have to buy a new dishwasher which is only 2 years old because a little piece of plastic broke off. Help me please!

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Hi,

That is not that hard to fix and you can easily buy the parts yourself online...

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heatman101

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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    D. Floyd Kolb Aug 30, 2010

    Hi,

    So what your saying is that parts # 2 and # 5 broke....and the arm is hanging down...



    What I would do is order the new pieces and then dry everything really well...

    Then place clear silocone caulk behind the clips and make sure they are held in tight. till the silocone drys...porp them with wood or something if neccesary...

    The silicone both glue the part fasy and give a water proof seal....



    Sorry for reading the problem too fast the first time... I should never assume a problem...



    heatman101

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Aug 30, 2010

    Hey I some how didn't get the link to the picture there...



    I'll try again....



    http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.as...



    or go to partselect.com and paste in your model number... an explodes view or the water distribution assembly is right there...



    heatman101

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