Author Topic: How to find screw that came off pot while being washed.  (Read 1403 times)

Offline dsiems

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How to find screw that came off pot while being washed.
« on: August 20, 2010, 01:45:36 PM »
My wife has informed me that while washing dishes a pot handle fell off and the screw holding it on has vanished into the dishwasher. How can I find this screw and retrieve it before damage is done?

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Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: How to find screw that came off pot while being washed.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 02:21:28 PM »
First I would use a flashlight and small mirror to closely look all around the edge of the pump from inside the dishwasher for the screw before I started taking anything apart.

Chances are the screw is just laying in there around the edge of the pump.

If you feel you must take it apart this manual should help you.

Whirlpool Dishwasher KD-5 PowerClean Filter Module Service Manual

Offline MajorApp

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Re: How to find screw that came off pot while being washed.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2010, 09:47:02 PM »
 A pencil size telescoping magnet comes in handy for those jobs also.

Offline dsiems

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Re: How to find screw that came off pot while being washed.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 04:40:19 PM »
I was able to get the screw using the pencil magnet :) Thanks everyone.

 

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