Thread Number: 79868  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
KitchenAid Model KUDS21CA0 - Rinse Aid Dispenser Cap
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Post# 1037731   7/10/2019 at 13:44 by WashBroke (SC)        

My wife had the pleasure of torquing the screw component off of the cap end. Is there an issue in running without cap? I have done initial search on net for part, but it appears to be futile. Any secrets to finding old parts like this?


Post# 1037764 , Reply# 1   7/10/2019 at 17:15 by ctv (B.C.)        
I may have one.

Could you take a picture?
I am the one that put up a post about a hoard of dishwasher parts, and that model number rings a half-ding in me memory cells....

Post# 1037770 , Reply# 2   7/10/2019 at 18:43 by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

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I think those caps were used on KA machines for a good ten or 15 years, so you're not stuck searching for the exact same model as your machine. 


Maybe there's a donor machine curbside in your area.  Check the "free" section on Craigslist or the trade-in/scrap pile at an appliance store or repair shop.  In the meantime, you can buy one of those Jet Dry rinse aid blocks (if they're still making them) and hang it on the top rack.

Post# 1037894 , Reply# 3   7/11/2019 at 16:01 by WashBroke (SC)        
Here is Pic of Broken Cap

Notice Screw has sheared off.

Thanks for reply.

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Post# 1037935 , Reply# 4   7/11/2019 at 20:54 by ctv (B.C.)        
Re Picture

Yes, I think I have one or more of those.
I will look through my stash tomorrow (if it's not raining), and will get back to you.

Post# 1038543 , Reply# 5   7/17/2019 at 16:35 by WashBroke (SC)        
Any Luck???


Post# 1038690 , Reply# 6   7/19/2019 at 03:01 by ctv (B.C.)        

Sorry there guy...
Had an unexpected car repair to do.
Should have a chance to look by this weekend.

Post# 1038894 , Reply# 7   7/21/2019 at 00:30 by Washbroke (SC)        
No Rush Necessary

I appreciate your efforts. Thanks again.

Post# 1039546 , Reply# 8   7/26/2019 at 20:20 by ctv (B.C.)        
I found one!

Mine looks exactly like yours, minus the chewed-up part above the washer.

Post# 1040410 , Reply# 9   8/2/2019 at 15:37 by WashBroke (SC)        

Sorry, I am back on computer. Check your email for my response. I will keep up with electronic communications.


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