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Need to replace door spring

Kenmore elite built in dishwasher

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    the spring onthe door is broken. are there scehmatic drawings

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Door spring is not intact. Any help?

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    The spring in my Sears Elite dishwasher has broken and the door will not stay closed without being held.

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I have just done this on my own dishwasher, and managed to bend the next curl of the springs to replace the broken ends, see instructions and pictures here:-
http://www.howtofixanything.co.uk/howto-260.html

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