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Door slams down

The door to my washer slams down when opened. There must be a spring or other device that's broken. Where can i find replacement parts? Thanks!

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  • erica graber May 11, 2010

    is it a kitchenaid

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You need to replace the link assemble. is should come with a rope looking thing and wheels/ pulleys.

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Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs. Before repairing the door springs, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.
The door opens and closes with the aid of springs. If the springs (or the cables that connect them on some dishwashers) break, the door will drop open hard. The door will also be heavier when closing. If the door drops open, it may also bend the door hinges out of shape resulting in a door that does not close properly and possibly leaks.

When replacing the springs or cables, all of them should be replaced at the same time.
To access the door springs and cables remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to get to the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.
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I have a KitchenAid KUDS01FLSS2 and was wondering if it is normal for the door to fall open... what I mean is the door requires to be supported when opening. Otherwise, the door will swing down and almost...


Yes indeed that sounds exactly like the door springs being broken. The springs are fairly easy to replace, what needs to be done to replace the springs is remove the lowest service panel/kick plate and hook the springs on the tub support frame/leg and the other end goes on a notch in the door hinges. The part number for the spring is 8270182 they could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at;
searspartsdirect.com
repairclinic.com
apdepot.com
apwagner.com
midwestapplianceparts.com


Even though only one may be broke its advisable to replace both at the same time.

Good luck,i hope i have been able to help you fix your dishwasher,
Gene

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The door just flys open and slams down with no support. Won't stay closed unless pushed in all the way.


I'm no sure why the door is flying open but it the door is falling without any tension, it sounds like 1 or both of the cheezy nylon lines that hold the door springs or their plastic accessories have bit the dust. Look at page 24 of your installation instructions if you have them. Shows what they look like. If you pull the dishwasher out, you will see them in the front on the lower left and right. Our dishwasher is 7 years old and they have broken twice now.

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The door on our dishwasher no longer opens gradually, it slams to the ground. I think it is the hinge or spring mechanism but I don't know what I need to replace.


You need to open the washer and then remove the side pannels (sometimes you must first unscrew fro back and the front bottom of the washer). Some have sprinngs that just unhooked and some have springs and nylon rope etc attached to the door spring that breaks). Only by opening will you be able to physically see the problem.

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Door drops hard and i have an error code 7 -


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Can you clear the error code by shutting off power to it?

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Door springs dont stop door from opening slowly and it slams to the floor


Hi Thanks For The Question. The Springs Are Broken Under The Door, Remove The Bottom Panel .One Spring Each Side Replace Thanks The Appliance Doc

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I recently had the same problem. One of the cords that attaches the door to a spring had snapped. I purchased cord replacments at the following URL and completed the repair myself. http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1059756&PPStack=1

Good Luck, Tim K.

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