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Wanted: D&M top rack
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Post# 758259   5/20/2014 at 01:28 (2,106 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to revive the very handsome and otherwise-in-nice-condition Chambers D&M dishwasher, but I need a replacement top rack--this one is shot beyond belief.

I've attached pics of what the roller mounts look like, and the shape/size of the rollers; I know D&M was all over the board in how those were configured. Or if you can sell me a set of tank rollers and rails that match whatever you have, that may well work too.

This is on a dual-wash-arm machine, no tower, no top constant rinse, with the Westinghousian top rack (shown).

The holes in the middle of the rollers are larger than they should be; I've been trying to engineer a replacement if an original or fit can't be found.

Thank you in advance for your time and help--I'm really looking forward to getting this gem back up and going.

Post# 758260 , Reply# 1   5/20/2014 at 01:29 (2,106 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
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Roller mounts

Post# 758261 , Reply# 2   5/20/2014 at 01:30 (2,106 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
And next...

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Rail assembly (rack)

Post# 758262 , Reply# 3   5/20/2014 at 01:30 (2,106 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        

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Thickness of rollers (of course, different than just about any other)

Post# 758297 , Reply# 4   5/20/2014 at 05:55 (2,106 days old) by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
If you want to convert it to a roto-rack.....

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I have several top roto-racks and glide assemblies. You would just need to replace the upper washarm with a spray tube (and I may even have some of those). This is of course assuming that your DM dishwasher fed the upper spray arm like all the other ones I have seen.

Post# 758323 , Reply# 5   5/20/2014 at 09:40 (2,105 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        

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That might be a really fun project--this one has the standard 45 degree-angle feed tube off the back wall like the rest, so I think it might work; I think the mounting plate for the back would need to be swapped out from the metal one for the wash arm to one that just had a mounting spot for the feed tube--then I could remove and fill the tank rollers and drill new holes in the top for the rack and hanger-glide assembly.

That's a great idea--if the standard rack is a bust and engineering is required, that might be a really fun way to go. I'll check back in with you--thanks so much, Mark!

Post# 758401 , Reply# 6   5/20/2014 at 15:51 (2,105 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        

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Why would you NEED to remove the upper spray arm to install the stationary spray tube, except for possible clearance issues between the bottom of the rack / spray arm?


Yes it may be counter-productive to have both a rotating spray arm AND a rotating upper rack, but I thought I would pose the question to the experts.



Post# 758415 , Reply# 7   5/20/2014 at 16:24 (2,105 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
Wash arms and Roto-Racks

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I think the clearance would be an issue; the spray arm assembly is a tad higher than the comparable spray-tube mount. But more than that, the only reason for having a Roto-Rack--to me--is the fun; otherwise, you end up losing the corners of your top rack, and for no good reason.

Post# 758422 , Reply# 8   5/20/2014 at 17:09 (2,105 days old) by RevvinKevin (So. Cal.)        
you lose the corners of the top rack and for no good reason

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Oh I disagree Nate, there is a very good reason!  


The top rack would not spin with those corners in place!!    Tongue out  Tongue out


But then, unless you have a large window in the door so you can watch it spin, who cares if it spins, right?   LOL



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