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Door broke door comes crashing down, nylon rope broke. where can I get parts and how to fix it

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  • SShipley Mar 10, 2009

    I've replaced the nylon ropes on both sides, but now door does not 'latch' closed: pops open about 1 inch. Door stays open at whatever point I put it at, so it seems the tension is right, door just won't latch.


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Pick up some nylon rope (same diameter or slightly larger) at any home store such as Home Depot, Lowes etc.. Need to attach the original plastic ends to your new nylon rope as well as to the door spring and then re-install on the bottom side of the door. Hopefully the other rope for the door assist is still intact so you can use that side as a guide as to how to route it around the pulley. Make sure that you lube the new rope up with some Vaseline etc. My door was squeaking very bad. Seems that the rope dries out over time which could have possibly caused your to snap. Pretty bad when your $1200 dishwasher door uses a length of small diameter rope to keep your door loaded with sensitive electronic boards from crashing to the floor!!!

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