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Door panel The panel on the door has rusted after 3 years. I need to find a replacement panel. Where can I buy/order one. I live in Gansbaai along the coast about 180km from Cape Town. The closest town is Hermanus. I am a good handyman and am able to fit the panel myself. This is urgent as my wife can not use her hands to wash dishes.

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Re: Door panel

You will either need to have one made locally to match, or order one from the maker. try on line. you will need the model number and serial number to make certain that you get the right part.
and in the meantime, you might need to do the dishes for your wife, if you can.
good luck

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Our LG dishwasher is about a year old and the door use to stop about 1/3 open when you open it, Now the door just freely goes down and I am not sure why. Can you help?

Your machine should be under warranty as it is less than two years old. Call LG and see what they say.
Otherwise if you do not have warranty here is a possible solution...
LG Dishwashers have a rope attached to the bottom of both sides of the dishwasher door and the rope winds around a pulley fixed on the side wall/chasis. The other end of the rope is hooked to a spring tensioner which sits vertically along the side of the machine.
Either one or both ropes may have broken as the ends have a plastic catch which normally break. Sometimes they need tensioning or they fall out of the pulleys.
It is a major job to get to them and if you are prepared to do this you need to be handy.
In order to get to them you need to disconnect and pull the machine out. Remove top cover, either two screws at the back or in front depending on the model. Then remove plastic kick board in front bottom of machine. These are clipped on. When you remove this there is another white plastic front cover with front legs attached to it. Remove the front screws on either side to pull this part off. Sometimes the wire harnessing is attached to this part and you need to unscrew before you pull it out.
Once you remove this follow the screws all aound the side panels both in front and at the back of the machine to remove panels. When you remove these you can look at the sides. Open and close the door to observe the door pulley mechanism I described. If the rope is not torn, Just look to the top of the springs, there is a screw which gives more tension to the springs. Tighten the screws and see if this rectifies the problem. Otherwise you need to order the brocken parts.
Good luck

Sep 09, 2011 | Dishwashers

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How do you remove the front facia door of a Teknik integral dishwasher

I have just replaced the facia on mine. It is a TKD795/4 so I would imagine yours would be very similar. Around the inside of the door are 10 starhead screws; 4 along the top and 3 down each side. On mine it is the 2 end screws along the top and the 2 middle screws down the sides that hold the facia on. It is best to remove one screw at a time to establish which ones hold the facia on and which hold the door together. The short screws hold the door together and should be replaced and left in place. It is the longer screws that hold the facia on; these only need to be undone enough to release the facia panel. Once you have undone the relevant screws, the facia will lift up enabling you to release the 2 clips at the bottom. Replacement is reverse of removal. Hope this helps.

Feb 26, 2011 | Tecnik 24 in. TKD795/3 Built-in Dishwasher

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We have water leaking out of the left side of the dishwasher occasionally. About 1 in 3 loads will leak. Most of the time it is a small leak 1/4 cup or less but once it was a spray out.

One (or possibly both) of your door seals needsreplacing. It's more likely to be the lower door seal as these usually go first. This seal isn't visible like the goalpost seal that runs around the sides and top of the wash compartment. If you open the door, you can feel this rubber seal when you run your fingers along the bottom of the door on the inside. Be careful though, as there is often a build up of dirt down there!

I don't advise buying any parts until you are certain of where the leak is coming from. Identifying the source of the leak (and therefore which seal to replace) is relatively easy but the best way is to run a wash cycle with the front panel of the door removed. It's quite easy to remove, but you might need a T20 T-Star screwdriver to remove it. Sorry, I can't remember exactly what the fixings are on this model.

A simpler - but not always accurate method - is to check by look and feel. If the water seems to be coming from the sides of the door panel at the bottom when you run a wash cycle, it's the "goalpost" seal that needs replacing. These are easy to obtain and replace - they simply push into a slot.

To test the bottom door seal, run any wash cycle and, when it's finished, stand to the side of the washer and open the door. There is a white plastic panel under the door. Have a feel around on top of this. If it's wet you probably need a new lower door seal. These are much harder to replace as it involves removing the door panel and partially releasing the hinges. I don't recommend this as a DIY fix unless you are competent, confident and have good instructions - i.e a service manual!

Whichever seal you need, they cost around $30 / £20 each.

Please rate this solution if you find it helpful. Thanks.

Oct 27, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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Kitchen aide dishwasher won't start. Water left in bottom after last cycle. No lights will come on along the panel. KUDI01FL

I had this and the thermal fuse needed to be replaced ($14 part).

If the lights won't come on on the controller and you are sure you have power to the dishwasher, then check the thermal fuse.
1. turn off the power to the machine
2. open the door and unscrew all the screws along the inner edge
3. gently split apart the layers of the door and access the controller; it is inside the door and just below the buttons that are supposed to light up.
4. the thermal fuse is white and clipped onto the side of the control box close to the top of the door.
5. unplug the leads going into it and check it with a multimeter - if no current goes through it then it needs to be replaced

relatively easy fix - good luck!

Aug 07, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FL - Multiple...

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I have a Magtag dishwasher, model #MDB6650AWQ thats not running. I check the power supply all the way up to the door latch and it shows that there's power there. However the circuit panel not lighting up...

I have the same problem with mine. It is 3 1/2 years old. The repair man was just here and said it is the control panel. It will cost $171.85 for the part and then $53.85 today for his visit and then a return visit when the part is in.

I am furious! And I let them know. I am going to buy a new Frigidaire on sale at a used appliance place for $189.00.

Hope you have better luck

Jan 04, 2010 | Maytag Dishwashers

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Unit leaking at front by door seal

The symptoms you describe, sounds like it could be caused by a worn door seal. Over time, these seals compress to the point where they no longer seal correctly, or food particles and grime get caught between the door and seal and leave small air gaps.

The silverware tray (if located along the left or right side) can also cause damage to the door seal as utensils get caught on the seal surface as you roll the lower rack in and out of the tub. As water splashes up against the inner door facing it rolls out the bottom of the door, or down along the sides instead of staying in the tub.

Some other items that can contribute to leaking are:

1. A dishwasher that is not level, which causes the door not to seal properly.

2. The inner door panel being warped causing the door facing not to be even for the gasket to seat properly.

3, Dish placement. If you place bowls, serving trays and large tumblers in the front row of the bottom rack on some dishwashers it can contribute to water being deflected over the front edge of the tub and out the bottom of the door (Believe it or not, I've seen it happen).

NOTE: Most dishwashers2.gif do not have a seal across the front lip of the tub. That's why it's important to have a good door seal and to load it properly.

If you've loaded the dishwasher properly and confirmed it is level (front to back and side to side), then here are your options:

1. Replace the inner door panel at a cost of over $100.

2. Replace the door seal at a cost of about $35-$40.

If you need parts, they can be purchased from any of the following websites2.gif:

Use whatever parts source you like, but I have found these to be the cheapest and most reliable sites to order parts from. Shop all of them for the best price.

NOTE: The inner door panel is usually listed under the Door Parts section. The tub gasket will be listed under the Tub Parts section.
I would pursue the cheaper option, first. Its also the much simpler option. To replace the door seal, follow these steps:

1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way.

2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results.

3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers.

4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side.

5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary.

This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back with a complete model number so that I may be able to provide you with better service. hope this helps you.

Oct 12, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Rust spots on Bosch STAINLESS dishwasher

Debruce Polish is the answer. It is non-toxic and odorless, DeBruce will remove the rust and pacify the finish. DeBruce is perfect for touch ups and great on ceramic cook tops and more. We buy DeBruce polish at

Jul 28, 2009 | Bosch 24 in. SHY56A05 Stainless Steel...

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Soap dispenser will not open

Hello Wilbursdad
Welcome to fixya.

You said, Whirlpool mod# DU850DWGQ1. You took off inner door cover and replaced spring #3368999, the end of it had rusted off and broke. Replacing the spring did not fix the problem. The plastic mechanism inside the door seems to work properly when you manually operate it, but when you reassemble it the door still never opens. Help!!!

It appears to be a 2000 dishwasher model.

Unfortunately I did not meet you soon enough to stop you!!!!!!!!
If the springs rusted and broke, you are putting good money into bad.
I do not like to be the bearer of this news, but more than the springs are bad here!

You need to read this report that I just read before you sink your money into this model!
You may be spending all your time replacing parts soon!


Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!!

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old washer

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old ,
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer
eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill.

My advice is cut your losses !
Sorry, but maybe you will get lucky if you repair it!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help!

Please do not forget to give a rating before you sign off!
Bless You

Oct 02, 2008 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking

I just found a service release number for my Frigidaire dishwasher that says it applies to Serial numbers TH632 through serial number TH737 made in 2007 for a replacement kit for the door seal at the bottom of the door. The bottom door seal has been changed, adding side seals that restrict the water surge from the center spray arm. The part number for the new seal is p/n 154588201. This seal can be replaced without removing the dishwasher or either of the door panels.
The seal is located on the bottom of the inner door panel and appears as a cream colored flexible
rubber blade bonded to a milky white colored plastic strip. To remove and properly install
replacement follow the instructions carefully.
1. Replacing this seal can be accomplished without disconnecting power from the unit.
Always use extra care when electrical power is present while serving an appliance.
2. Open door all the way down and remove lower rack. Set rack aside to a safe location.
3. Locate the seal on the bottom of inner door panel. Facing front of unit, the right side of the
seal can be pulled down slightly to facilitate removal.
4. Pull seal straight into the tub from right side.
5. With seal removed, and before installing replacement seal, locate the channel in inner door
panel that the seal mounts into. Locating this channel before installing the replacement can
make this procedure easier.
6. Place the new seal on a flat surface and measure from the bottom of the seal, (See Figure
1 to determine bottom of seal), up 3/8 "of an inch and place a mark with a pen or marker on
both ends (See Figure 2). If needed, scribe a straight line between these two marks this
will give you a guide when installing seal into the inner door panel.
7. The seal can only be installed one way. The end that holds this seal into the inner door
panel has a ½ inch notch cut in the right side. This notch allows the seal to be installed
around the end of the inner door channel that holds the seal.
8. Line up the seal along the bottom of the inner door panel and start from the right side, push
the seal into the door channel to the line marked in step #6.
9. With seal in place close the door, the tub will align the seal as needed.
10. Reinstall lower rack and operate unit to check for leaks.
If leaks continue to occur at the bottom corners, order Splash shield kit 154701001 for

Before installing the kit remove and reinstall the lower door seal. To install the lower seal make
sure you measure up from the bottom of the seal 3/8 of an inch and mark the seal, do this on
both ends. This locates how far down the seal needs to be before closing the door. Do not
install this seal without measuring it first. After the lower door seal has been re-installed then
install the splash shields according to the instructions accompanying with the kit.

Sep 18, 2007 | Dishwashers

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Vented vs. non-vented dispenser unit

If you cannot get a non-vented unit, just buy the vent fitting that fits onto the dispenser runs accross the door panel and down the door to the gutter in the bottom of the door. There should be no problem using the unit "as-is", but if you see small amounts of water dripping from below the outer door panel, get the vent tube. It should be inexpensive. Oshie

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