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Older Kitchenaid Dishwasher door hinge

The left (as you're facing it) hinge on the door of our 15 yr old Kitchenaid has loosened, causing the door to droop and making it difficult to roll out the lower basket. The loosening is behind the vertical section where the hinge bracket is stored when the door is closed. (is that clear???) There's an oval plastic insert through which the bracket passes that's also loose.

Can this be repaired? Or should we get ready to send this great old workhorse to the glue factory?

Thank you

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  • justin24 Nov 05, 2008

    Replying to squishy 2, The KitchenAid dishwasher model is a "Superba." I can't seem to find a model number, but right under the interior Superba label there's a part number - (could be for the label!) In any case it's 9740651. Thanks for your help!


  • justin24 Nov 08, 2008

    to squishy2:

    Found the model number: KUDS220T3 F

    For the Kitchenaid dishwasher.

    One more question: How difficult is it to replace the door gasket? It hasn't failed, but it is getting old.



  • justin24 Nov 08, 2008

    To Squishy2:

    Thanks for looking this up, but unfortunately I can't get to the page. The link you posted takes me to a sign in page, but I'm not registered there and there's no registration process available. Is the part I need still available anywhere? I'd hate to dump this machine just for a door hinge.

    I do appreciate your efforts, thanks,


  • justin24 Nov 08, 2008

    To Squishy2:

    OK, think I got it! Thank you for your help. I'll let you know how it goes after the parts arrive this week.



  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Door hinge failure, second time on 3 year old fridge. Unable to close fridge.



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Hi there,

what you are describing is the door link. you can purchase the part and just replace them. they do get loose as they are just made out of plastic. if you can provide me with the model #, will give you the part # that you need.

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  • Carmen Mikulic Nov 06, 2008

    hi again,

    i can't come up with anything with that part #. the model # on the d/w should be on the inside rim of the tub but you will have to open the door. Superba is just the brand the mfg. uses to distribute their product. sorry but you will have to help me some more.

  • Carmen Mikulic Nov 08, 2008

    Hi Justin,

    I was able to find the exploded view for your dishwasher. Due to the age of the machine, it does not have door links. Back then, everything was mechanical. Follow this link for more information.

    Also, to replace the gasket should be quite easy. This exploded view will show you the details.

    Hope this helps.

  • Carmen Mikulic Nov 08, 2008

    hi there,

    strange, i go that too just now. i tested the link before i posted it and it worked.

    yes, the hinge should be available at

    part # for the lh door stop bracket is 4161592

    part # for the door stop insert is 4160355

    if you go to the above website, you can look up the diagram yourself. scroll to the bottom of the page and on the left-hand side you will see a window asking for a make and model # off your appliance. type in kuds220t3 and the brand name is kitchenaid and the site will display the exploded view for you.

    i hope this helps.



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