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Post# 939098   5/17/2017 at 21:19 (342 days old) by kate (California)        

Is anyone willing to part with an upper rack for a KUDS-23 in good condition? If so, would love to hear from you. The plastic along the sides can detract from an otherwise good machine.


Post# 939133 , Reply# 1   5/18/2017 at 00:06 (342 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
KUDS-23 Upper rack

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Any upper rack for a 19-23 series KA Superba or Patrician will work for this machine. I'm sure if you ask John LeFever (Combo52)he will have what you need.

Post# 939292 , Reply# 2   5/18/2017 at 20:41 (341 days old) by kate (California)        

Thank you very much, WK78. I will check with him.


Post# 939306 , Reply# 3   5/18/2017 at 22:46 (341 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
Different wheels

Hi Kate,  I believe only a rack for a 23 series machine will fit.  The 19-22 series had smaller wheels and a smaller track opening.   The 23 series used wheels and rack tracks the same size as other Whirlpool dishwashers.   


If you can only find one from the 19-22 series you may be able to switch out the wheels, but i'm not positive.  At some point Hobart/Whirlpool started to rivet them onto the basket frame (instead of screwed in). 


John L (combo52) or Steve (SteveT) will know for sure.    Good luck!

Post# 939339 , Reply# 4   5/19/2017 at 07:32 (341 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Top Rack For A KDS-23

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Hi, Yes [ Hi Alan ] you are correct the wheels are bigger, you need a top rack from a KD-23 DW. I will try to remember to look this weekend to see if I have a good one to sell.


Whirlpool improved the top rack wheels on the 23 series, the earlier Hobart designed machines had a lot of problems with broken top rack wheels unless you pulled the top rack in and out carefully and only from the center.


John L.

Post# 942070 , Reply# 5   6/6/2017 at 13:37 (323 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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John & Alan,


How long did KA use the improved top rack?  Could a later model than a 23 series could serve as a donor?

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