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Door drops when opened

Hello,
It used to squeak while opening but now it just drops. Appears the springs or cables have broken. How do I repair. Any pictures/instructions on how to repair?
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Ken

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Your door's hinge link is broken

Pull your dishwasher from under counter (you may need to disconnect hoses and power connnections, so turn off power at the circuit breaker). Look for the broken rope-like item and replace it. Use the other side as an example on how to re-install the link. Attach link to spring, hook spring back into frame/chassis, threaded link through pulleys, attach other end of link onto door then reinstall dishwasher under counter. My replacement link package came as a pair, so replace both at the same time. The other side may still be attached and functioning, but will most likely show signs of wear.

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I like to snap a digital picture before I start so I can reference back if I forget what goes where.


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