Dec 222013
 

Is your Frigidaire dishwashers soap cup not opening? Will the soap cup dispenser not close? Learning how to replace a Frigidaire soap cup is actually really easy.

The first thing you want to do is unplug or flip the breaker off so no power is going to the dishwasher.

The nest step is removing the front panel of the dishwasher. It’s really easy. There are two philip head screws in the middle of the inner door liner. Once the two screws are removed the front panel will slide down and off the of the door. There are metal slotted clips on the door that hold it in place. Once you get the two screws off you will see the slots in the outer door panel and the two hooks on the door frame.

Now that the door is removed the dispenser can be accessed. You will see 6 screws on the soap cup and a plug and play type connector on the wax motor. Unplug the connection at the brown wax motor. Now three screws on the top of the dispenser and three on the bottom. The dispenser will now push through the door so it can be replaced.

The new dispenser comes with a new gasket already installed. Press the new dispenser assembly back into the door from the inside. Screw the 6 screws back into the dispenser and plug the wires back onto the two prongs of the brown wax motor. This is a fairly simple job if you are handy.

If you have questions or want to talk to a factory trained technician, simply comment below or use the free appliance repair forum. Either way I’d be happy to assist you in your Frigidaire dishwasher repair.

Dec 182013
 

The Frigidaire dishwasher FFBD2406NS0A has several common issues. The first issue is a missing or defective splash shield kit.

The kit comes with two splash shields. These small rubber shields help prevent water from going around the lower door seal and coming out on to the floor. If they are missing or defective, water will go around them and pass the lower door seal. When this happens water will leak onto the floor.

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To determine if your splash shields are missing or are defective open the dishwasher door. Look in the lower bottom corner where the door gasket hits the bottom of the tub. You will see a little plastic/rubber piece if they are in place. If the splash shields are missing, simply order the splash shield kit and install the kit to fix the leaking issue. The part number for the kit is, 154701001. This kit comes with two splash shields and an instruction sheet.

If your splash shields are in place, look closely at the yellow part of the shield. They normally they tear on the soft yellow seal part. Below you see how they look when they are installed correctly and brand new.

Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking

Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking

This Frigidaire dishwasher was leaking from the bottom of the tub. The door gasket was worn and the splash shields were torn. This was letting water travel past the gasket and shield.

On this particular dishwasher it seems that it will leak when the spray arm changes from the lower to upper. The water comes down and hits the water in the base and creates a “wave” that sends the water past the shield and over the front. I had the front of the dishwasher removed and was watching for a leak when the spray arm switched and instantly water leaked out of the bottom of the tub.

The lower door gasket should let a small amount of water past it. The water goes around the lower door seal then goes back into the dishwasher in the middle of the seal. So it comes forward down then back through the middle of the seal. You see this happening if the front panel is removed during a wash cycle.

Still have questions about your leaking Frigidaire Dishwasher? Leave a comment below or post your question in our free appliance repair forum.

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Dec 152012
 

Frigidaire dishwashers are well built machines. They do however have at least one common issue just like most other appliances. The Er error code on these Frigidaire dishwashers usually means a touch pad or key pad failure.

One of the first things I always do before I replace the touch pad is go to the breaker box and reset the dishwasher breaker. This will often times reset the machine and either temporarily fix the error code or permanently fix the error code. It’s not a cure all but it’s worth a shot since it works fairly often.

If the breaker reset trick did not or does not help, then you will most likely have to replace the actual keypad on the dishwasher. To do so you first need to go back to the breaker box and kill power to the dishwasher. Next you would need to remove the screws going around the control panel and door panel. Once the front of the control panel and door is removed, you will see the small plug and play type connections for the touch-pad/keypad assembly.

I have had decent luck taking an eraser and trying to softly clean the ribbon cable where it connects to the computer control board. Again it’s worth a shot because it’s free and only takes a few minutes times to get inside to try it. If it does not work, then unfortunately the keypad needs to be replaced. From the inside you can now see how simply it is to unscrew the remaining screws and take the panel off. All the connections are plug and play type so it’s very straight forward.

If you have questions, or need a few more pointers, then please register and ask your questions in our DIY Appliance Repair Forum.

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