Would like to eliminate loud squeaking noise associated with the hinges of my dishwasher. Have tried forced air cleaning of hinges and application of "Houdini" with little success. Perhaps I have to be able to remove the door in order to clean the hinges properly before applying the right lubricant (whatever is recommended). I'm baffled at this stage.
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Yes by removing the inner door liner from the outer door panel you should be able to gain access to the door hinges,between the part of the hinge on the door and the hinge part on the tub is a plastic bushing that probably worn causing that sqeeking noise.
When you open your door you will see a flat bar that slides into the door while opening and closing. It is located between the two door hinges. There is a rubber on the door where the flat bar slides in and out, remove that rubber and you will see little rollers in the door, those rollers need to be oiled, preferably with engine oil. Oil the rollers and work the doors back and forth, the noise should abate.
if it is kitchenaid/whirlpool unit it has 2 nylon ropes that connect door hinges to the springs on either side of door hinges.these ropes slide over plastic wheels and with time it stars making noise.just cln those wheels and apply little bit of regular bearing grease on those plastic wheel.noise wil go away.to do this u have to pull the unit half way out to access those wheels on lhs and rhs lower front end corners of the unit.good luck.
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.
On our KitchenAid dishwasher we had the same problem--a REALLY loud squeak as it opened. The sound comes from the nylon rope slipping along the plastic pulleys. We've had the DW for about 3 years and the noise has gotten worse over time. I was determined to win the war against the noise and am happy to say I fixed it today.
The trick is to use a dry lubricant on the cord and on the pulleys. I used Dry Graphite by Gunk. It comes in an aerosol spray can and once the stuff dried the squeak was gone. I'll let you know if it comes back...