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Shu9950 white plastic shims

After removing front cover two white shims fell out. where do these things go. after putting it together

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  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    I just had the same problem. I have a Bosch SHU 4306 model (8 years old) and when I removed the front door panel to replace the control module, two shims dropped off the bottom of the door panel. I usually am pretty sharp with mechanical things, but where these shims go is beyond me.

  • jchome Jan 13, 2009

    As of this morning, I have the same problem on my SHU9955UC/12 (aka SHU 9950). I suspect they are somehow placed near the bottom end of the door, at the sides where there are rectangular cutouts in the insulation. They are probably some sort of vibration or noise dampening device and therefore not critical to the DW's function. As I await my part, the black On/Off button, I've reassembled the door, and it all goes back together fine without the shims, or whatever they are. 

    Maybe my local Bosch dealer will give me a hint, even though it means losing a service call


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Hello Folks.
Just spent the last 45 mins on my back under the SHU 9950's door, with a kettle of (cold!) water sitting just above the soap dispenser - the door will spring back up with the front removed. Basically there are three "components" to the shim: the flat side, the short comb side and the longer comb side. The way that worked for me was, with the door elevated about 20 degrees, I slotted in the top five flanges, having already placed the shim in the middle of the insulation cutout area on the door-front, flat side against the door, long comb closest to the door-front's side. You should push the short comb flush up against the insulation, so that the shim will be clear of the two door pieces when you fit them together. The shims seem to serve 2 purposes: preventing the door from torqueing as well as allowing the door to open perpendicular to the unit. Good luck!

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