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The door springs broke. I got new ones but don't know where to hook them to the frame from the door hook.

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Hi .thanks for the question . sometimes you have to un install the dishwasher, just a bit, to rep[lace the springs. remove the screws that anchor the dishwasher, pull out the dishwasher just a bit ,till you see where the springs attach to. thanks the appliance doc

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