I would like to increase the spring tension on the door of my Electrolux EDS5500 dishwasher. An installation manual references a door spring tension adjustment bracket, but it is not visible. Is there an accessable way to adjust it without uninstalling the whole unit?
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Re: Door Tension Adjustment on Electrolux Dishwasher
You should be able to remove the lower acess panel, and the tension springs are on both sides, cant really picture how to adjust tension( font or back), but there should be enough room to get a flashlight and you hands under there to make the adjustment
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the spring will be at the lowest tension when the door is in the raised position
there should be an adjustment at one end where the spring is attached to adjust the ease to lift the door and hold it open so if thee is loosen that adjustment off and with the door held up ,refit the spring
Most dishwashers have big springs that run front to back at the bottom sides of the body. These are the door springs. Tension is adjusted by moving the spring to one of several holes in the frame. One way will give you less tension on the door the other way will increase it. If the dishwasher is new, why not call service and let them deal with it. Should be under warranty.
Might help with solution if you provide make and model number of dishwasher.
Sometimes the solution is a simple as ensuring the dishwasher is level so that the door shuts. The spring tension may need adjustment and usually there are a few screws at the top of dishwasher panel. Depends on make and model.
off the power to your Kenmore dishwasher before attempting any repairs.
If you have a portable Kenmore dishwasher, you can just unplug the
power cord from the wall. Built-in dishwashers are hard-wired into the
cabinet, so you will have to turn off the breaker switch at the home's
circuit breaker box to cut the power.
the screws that hold the kickplate onto the lower front of the Kenmore
dishwasher. Take the kickplate off to access the door springs.
the door springs to make sure they have not come loose from the door
support or the adjustment holes on the dishwasher. Re-attach any ends
that have slipped off their connections.
the springs if they are connected at both ends but still do not have
enough tension to support the weight of the door. Once a Kenmore
dishwasher door spring is stretched out, it cannot be restored to its
original condition. Unhook one end of the old spring from the
adjustment hole. Unhook the other end from the door support and discard
the spring. Insert one end of the replacement spring into the
adjustment hole and the other end into the hook on the door support.
and close the door a few times to make sure the spring is now working
properly. The door should not bounce up and down or sag on the hinges
when it is in the open position.
Restore power to your Kenmore dishwasher by plugging it back in or turning on the switch at the home's circuit breaker panel.
Most of the time the dishwasher door hinges are located on the framing at the bottom of the unit behind the kick plate. There should be a spring on either side with a series of small holes in the bottom framing. Move this spring closer to the door for less tension, further away for greater tension.
I just adjusted my Electrolux DW springs. The springs are on the bottom sides near the back. They pull on cables that hold the door (via pulleys). The springs can be moved to five different holes to change the tension, but I needed to pull the DW about 2/3 out for side access.