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Door tension spring broken.

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I need a list of "HOBART" parts distributors in the northern Ohio area of responsibility. Having trouble finding one for replacement parts for the HOBART 41" AM14-255 free standing dishwasher specifically the rear tension spring, (19"X2" pounds-tension unknown). Thank you.

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The columbus hobart branch should have this part.Need any more info let me know.

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