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Difficult to pull door open and loud click coming from left hinge

Dishwasher is about two years old. For the last four months it has become increasingly difficult to open the door to the diswasher. The left hinge seems to be holding back. When it does finally release there is a LOUD click .

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I would check for obstruction in the path of the door spring areas. If appropriate, remove the bottom access panel (typically 2 screws); open/close the door in attempt to observe the inside bottom left and right for the clicking sound.

If not already done so, also ensure your dish-washer is raised of the floor a little bit; leveled and properly secured to counter top with 2 screws.

-C
Fremont, CA

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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