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Hi jimcog,

I'm Harvey the Mster Plumber.

The only info you give is: door spring

Access to the door springs can only be obtained by removing the d/w about six inches. Sometimes you'll find it just poped off and other times you'll have to replace a broken plastic connector. Don't forget to turn off and disconnect the water first. I don't recomend this to the average homeowner. You might consider the Repair Directory for a repairman.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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