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Door Tension How does one adjust the door tension on a SHU43 model dishwasher? The door opens up all the way with no tension from the springs/cables.

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  • kkwales Nov 14, 2007

    the door on my built in bosch dishwasher will not close tight to perform a wash. How can I repair it? Checked the door hinges look fine we think its the hook at to which won't connect

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Just about the most difficult job to do on a dishwasher, not normally a job for the home mechanic, i am an appliance engineer of 20 years and often shy away from jobs like this,

there is often no adjustment, the hinges are sprained, more often that not by people either putting weight on the door to stand back up, or children climbing on to get higher

the only thing i think you can do is to check the springs are in place and nothing is broken or just come off that can be put back?? sorry

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