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
There are two common types of spring
assemblies. One type connects the springs from a hook on the dishwasher
cabinet of to a tang on the door hinge .