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Kithchen aid dishwasher model KUD101FLS spring on door broken. How do I access it?

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Take the bottom panel off so you can see the side of the dishwasher at the botom.

You will have to pull the dishwasher at least half way out to replace the door spring.

Depends on the water connection, drain, and electrical.

Sometimes this can be done by just removing the screws at the top which holds the dishwasher to the counter top, adjusting the front legs all the way up and pulling it out.

Water connection
If you have a flexable water line that is long enough, if not, the water will have to be shut off and the line disconnected.

Drain
The drain hose will have to be disconnected from under the sink if there is not enough slack to pull it out half way.

Electrical
Same here, not enough slack then you have to disconnect.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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