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small mystery screw in KDI-16
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Post# 984820   3/1/2018 at 12:57 by Leon88 (connecticut)        

Hi, I found this small screw inside my Kitchen Aid Hobart KDI-16. I take out the rack and the spray arm and the metal screen and clean out the sunken area around the heating element every few months. I looked around the inside of the machine and didn't see any missing screws, and most parts look riveted. Also, this screw isn't stainless like most of the other fasteners.

Did this come from somewhere else? Can't think of anything other than dishes and flatware that I was washing, but it had to come from somewhere. Any ideas? Thanks

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Post# 984831 , Reply# 1   3/1/2018 at 15:05 by Eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Check your skillet handles

Post# 984867 , Reply# 2   3/1/2018 at 17:57 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Trim screws around the Chamber for "Proper Install".

Post# 984871 , Reply# 3   3/1/2018 at 18:54 by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
Not factory

I donít think itís off the dishwasher as kitchen aid mostly used Phillips head screws.

Post# 984875 , Reply# 4   3/1/2018 at 19:28 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Ministry Screw

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Agreed, differently not part of your DW


John L.

Post# 984876 , Reply# 5   3/1/2018 at 19:29 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Mystery Screw

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Agreed, differently not part of your DW


John L.

Post# 984892 , Reply# 6   3/1/2018 at 21:49 by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0700 CDT.))        
Definitely not:

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of the dishwasher. I've never seen Hobart use that type of screw. It most likely came from a pan handle or food processor bowl the machine was washing.

Post# 984963 , Reply# 7   3/2/2018 at 11:15 by Leon88 (connecticut)        

Well, that makes sense to me since it doesn't seem like a Hobart screw to me either. No idea where it could have originated, though.

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