Question about Whirlpool Dishwashers
Whirlpool mod# DU850DWGQ1. I took off inner door cover and replaced spring #3368999, the end of it had rusted off and broke. Replacing the spring did not fix the problem. The plastic mechanism inside the door seems to work properly when I manually operate it, but when I reassemble it the door still never opens. Help!!!
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You said, Whirlpool mod# DU850DWGQ1. You took off inner door cover and replaced spring #3368999, the end of it had rusted off and broke. Replacing the spring did not fix the problem. The plastic mechanism inside the door seems to work properly when you manually operate it, but when you reassemble it the door still never opens. Help!!!
It appears to be a 2000 dishwasher model.
Unfortunately I did not meet you soon enough to stop you!!!!!!!!
If the springs rusted and broke, you are putting good money into bad.
I do not like to be the bearer of this news, but more than the springs are bad here!
You need to read this report that I just read before you sink your money into this model!
You may be spending all your time replacing parts soon!
Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old washer
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.
My advice is cut your losses !
Sorry, but maybe you will get lucky if you repair it!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!
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Posted on Oct 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Dec 30, 2014 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher
Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to
allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door
spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allow the
door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Newer
(plastic liner) dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The
plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door
open. And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work.
Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the
connections to these.
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