Thread Number: 82287  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
vintage kenmore kds-60
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items
Post# 1062860   3/10/2020 at 15:41 (1,362 days old) by dennishazard (adams,wi)        

my son got a vintage Kenmore kds-60 dishwasher, it works and looks great, but the lower rinse are wont turn when spraying water out of it and I need help trying to figure this out, can anyone help me get started ?

Post# 1062879 , Reply# 1   3/10/2020 at 22:31 (1,361 days old) by whirlykenmore78 (Prior Lake MN (GMT-0500 CDT.))        

whirlykenmore78's profile picture
Is a Hobart model number which would make your machine a KitchenAid made by Hobart(the oldest and largest manufacturer of commercial dishmachines in the world )not a much inferior Kenmore. Pics would help us help you fix it.

Post# 1062880 , Reply# 2   3/10/2020 at 22:35 (1,361 days old) by aircub (Huntington, AR)        

take the arm off and see if anything is stuck in there or rumbling around check all the holes see if anything is in one.

hope this works


Post# 1062886 , Reply# 3   3/11/2020 at 05:47 (1,361 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

askolover's profile picture

Mom's KDS17A did the same thing many moons ago.  The spindle the wash arm rotates on had come loose and risen up to the point the wash arm was hitting under the bottom rack track and getting stuck.  I pulled the spindle out, wrapped some teflon tape around it several times and then twisted it back down in there.  It never came loose again and worked fine until the motor died.  I'm sure there was/is a better way to fix it but there was no internet back then (early 1980's) and I just improvised.  As is stated above...a picture is worth a thousand words.

Post# 1062892 , Reply# 4   3/11/2020 at 07:33 (1,361 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
I did too on my KDS-15

chachp's profile picture


I don't know what your wash arm support looks like but for many years they were very similar.  Based on Stevet's recommendation I used some Marine Epoxy to temporarily repair the issues with my support.  I used the popsicle sticks to hold it in place until the glue dried.  This worked brilliantly.


I had to glue the spindle in place as well as close up some cracks.  I was lucky to find a new one on eBay but I used the repaired one for two months or so.

  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 4         View Full Size

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy