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Whirlpool Dishwasher Top Rack Clip?
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Post# 527104   6/26/2011 at 21:45 (4,738 days old) by vacfanatic ()        

Anyone know what this clip is for? I didn't have one of these on the end of my top rack on my old dishwasher.

This clip is only on the left side too, not on the right. No idea what it is for...


Post# 527105 , Reply# 1   6/26/2011 at 21:46 (4,738 days old) by vacfanatic ()        

Post# 527106 , Reply# 2   6/26/2011 at 21:47 (4,738 days old) by vacfanatic ()        

Post# 527109 , Reply# 3   6/26/2011 at 21:58 (4,738 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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small items like small margerine tub lids, clip them in securely. On second look, that's not what I thought it was. What does your manual say? I don't have something like that in my Kenmore elite, although I do have the other clip that's right near it.

Post# 527110 , Reply# 4   6/26/2011 at 22:01 (4,738 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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Kinda looks like a handle to me where you grab and pull the rack out....what says your manual?

Post# 527111 , Reply# 5   6/26/2011 at 22:06 (4,738 days old) by vacfanatic ()        

Manual says nothing about it... and I'd think the rounded top of the middle of the rack is where you would pull it out. Kind of makes you go hmmm.

Post# 527114 , Reply# 6   6/26/2011 at 22:22 (4,738 days old) by nmassman44 (Brooksville Florida)        

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I wonder if its a knife blocker where you can put a knife or long utensil and it stops it from going thru the front of the rack when its put on that side....

Post# 527118 , Reply# 7   6/26/2011 at 23:06 (4,738 days old) by henry200 ()        

Does it roughly line up with the lid on the detergent dispenser?  If so, I think it must have the same function as a little hook-shaped piece on the top rack of my Ariston.  When the dispenser opens it keeps the lid from swinging all the way up, and the lid held down at an angle channels more water into the dispenser cup to flush out the detergent, rather than the spray just going straight up.

Post# 527129 , Reply# 8   6/27/2011 at 03:41 (4,738 days old) by vacfanatic ()        


I bet that's it! I'll have to check next time I have a load of dishes and open the door real slow. I bet the detergent drawer will be propped open against this. I did notice that in this dishwasher vs my old 2007 model WP, when the main wash starts and you can hear the detergent drawer open, it does not sound as loud like when it snaps against the inside of the door. I bet it catches against this little clip.

Will post back once I find out.


Post# 527137 , Reply# 9   6/27/2011 at 05:02 (4,738 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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That's probably it. The door to my dispenser on my Kenmore elite just snaps open and the little door is held open half-way throughout the cycle. When I open the door the little spring-loaded door slaps the SS interrior.

Post# 527150 , Reply# 10   6/27/2011 at 07:47 (4,738 days old) by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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It's a "Thingymagigger" it works with the whatchmacallit to deliver perfect results everytime.

Then again I could be wrong.




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