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gkerrhome

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Dishwasher - replaced dish racks
« on: April 03, 2020, 07:23:19 AM »
I have a 20 year old Frigidaire dishwasher that has given me little problems. One small repair that I did myself (and I am just so so on that sort of work).

I bought these rubber tips to cover the prongs that had rusted through but finally, the bottom of these racks where the dishes push against also wore out the coating and was putting rust stains on my dishes. So after pricing new dishwasher (wow!), I decided to order new racks for around $55 each. 

So although I had to spend $110, I am hoping the dishwasher continues to service for a few more years. That would then be a major save!

Edited to add:  Not sure this is allowed, but after searching 5 sites, found very good prices at Genuine Replacement Parts. Beat all other sellers by at least $30 for the pair.
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MilesTeg

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Re: Dishwasher - replaced dish racks
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 10:49:58 AM »
I have a 20 year old Frigidaire dishwasher that has given me little problems. One small repair that I did myself (and I am just so so on that sort of work).

I bought these rubber tips to cover the prongs that had rusted through but finally, the bottom of these racks where the dishes push against also wore out the coating and was putting rust stains on my dishes. So after pricing new dishwasher (wow!), I decided to order new racks for around $55 each. 

So although I had to spend $110, I am hoping the dishwasher continues to service for a few more years. That would then be a major save!

Edited to add:  Not sure this is allowed, but after searching 5 sites, found very good prices at Genuine Replacement Parts. Beat all other sellers by at least $30 for the pair.

Personally, I wouldn't mess around with trying to keep an old dishwasher going. A new dishwasher can be had for $2-300 (if you stick to a model that just, you know, cleans dishes). A broken dishwasher can easily rack up thousands in home repair if it develops a leak. Water damage (including mold) is expensive to deal with. Been there, done that, cost a lot of $$.

They are also easy to install if you are just replacing an old unit (and thus don't need to plumb/wire).

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Re: Dishwasher - replaced dish racks
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 03:40:03 AM »
I have a 20 year old Frigidaire dishwasher that has given me little problems. One small repair that I did myself (and I am just so so on that sort of work).

I bought these rubber tips to cover the prongs that had rusted through but finally, the bottom of these racks where the dishes push against also wore out the coating and was putting rust stains on my dishes. So after pricing new dishwasher (wow!), I decided to order new racks for around $55 each. 

So although I had to spend $110, I am hoping the dishwasher continues to service for a few more years. That would then be a major save!

Edited to add:  Not sure this is allowed, but after searching 5 sites, found very good prices at Genuine Replacement Parts. Beat all other sellers by at least $30 for the pair.

Personally, I wouldn't mess around with trying to keep an old dishwasher going. A new dishwasher can be had for $2-300 (if you stick to a model that just, you know, cleans dishes). A broken dishwasher can easily rack up thousands in home repair if it develops a leak. Water damage (including mold) is expensive to deal with. Been there, done that, cost a lot of $$.

They are also easy to install if you are just replacing an old unit (and thus don't need to plumb/wire).

New dishwasher also save money and better for environment because it is more efficient (less water and electricity). We replaced our 13 yr old (I think) dishwasher and find another benefit is how nice it is to have a quieter dishwasher.