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Kitchenaid dishwasher type 5770 Model KUDI01FLSS5 door hinges cause door to slam open

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: broken door spring on kitchenaid dishwasher

Hello,

Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs. Before repairing the door springs, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.
The door opens and closes with the aid of springs. If the springs (or the cables that connect them on some dishwashers) break, the door will drop open hard. The door will also be heavier when closing. If the door drops open, it may also bend the door hinges out of shape resulting in a door that does not close properly and possibly leaks.

When replacing the springs or cables, all of them should be replaced at the same time.
To access the door springs and cables remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to get to the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.
There are two common types of spring assemblies. One type connects the springs from a hook on the dishwasher cabinet of to a tang on the door hinge .
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Posted on May 07, 2008

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SOURCE: KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDSO2FRSS

I recently had the same problem. One of the cords that attaches the door to a spring had snapped. I purchased cord replacments at the following URL and completed the repair myself. http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1059756&PPStack=1

Good Luck, Tim K.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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OK, pretty easy fix. Look at diagram 10 here: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5164885

The link (#24) probably broke and the spring (#18) probably shot off and is lying somewhere behind the dishwasher. Just pull out the dishwasher (careful not to disconnect or crimp any of the hoses) and check to see if both springs (one on each side) can be located. Just replace the old links and re-hook the springs and all should be well.

You can order the link replacement (part #8194001) from kitchenaid at 1-800-422-1230.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

mmoorree
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SOURCE: KitchenAid Dishwasher Door Pops open during cycle

The problem seems to be the loosening of the screws that hold the interior stainless steel skin to the door frame--not the latch.

With the door in the open position you should find a total of twelve screws (5 on each side and 2 on top at each side of the latch). The screws have a particular type of head which may require a trip to the hardware (its a $1,000 dishwasher take the time to get the right screwdriver). They are called TORX screws the size on my dishwasher was a T 15. These type of screw heads were designed to fit automated torque drivers at the factory that set the screws to the proper tension. So some care should be given when you retighten them. Turn until the screw is snug and there no movement of the inner door skin but don't over tighten. Giving it that extra 1/4 turn can be enough to strip the screw out and create a bigger problem.

Yes--you shouldn't have to be doing this to a KitchenAid appliance that cost this much--but I suspect that this will become a feature of periodic maintenance. The heating and cooling generates enough movement that overtime these screws work themselves out. My wife who was the once to make the right diagnosis noticed that the screws at the bottom were almost entirely out.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire dishwasher door squeaks when opened and closed

I had the same problem and this worked like a charm:
http://www.blog.applianceoutletservice.com/2008/12/frigidaire-dishwasher-door-squeaks.html

All you'll have to do is take off the kick plate, actually remove the cords, and lubricate with soap (lower tech than spray silicon, but it's worked so far...)

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

Testimonial: "Hey, thanks for the advice. Worked like a charm. Hopefully Frigidaire has improved their design."

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Falls open when? This unit wom't operate unless the door is secure so I assume you mean the door assist springs are disconnected or broken and the door just falls heavily to the open position after you unlatch it from the closed position. Try these, part 18 here

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kitchenaid-Parts/Dishwasher-Parts/Model-KUDI01FLSS3/0593/0130000/W0503111/00007

should attach to frame in an easy to distinguish hole or slot and to door hinges, number 2 here

http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/W0503111-00001.png

Aug 27, 2012 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI01FLSS Stainless...

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My KitchenAid Dishwasher door won't stay closed. It keeps popping open after a few seconds.


I experienced the same problem after my tension cables broke. The door fell open with such force that it bent the hinges a little. If you've replaced the tension strings (which you should do every 5-8 years) then you don't have to replace the latch. I did and it didn't solve the problem.
Here's the solution:
Put a towel at the bottom of each side of the door by the hinge.
Push the door closed a couple of times to bend back the hinges.
Remove the towels and you're back in action.
Good luck

Aug 11, 2012 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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My door opens fast. It has no tension


The strings on the door hinge mechanism have snapped. You will need to pull the unit out and replace them with the new upgraded kit. You can find the parts using the model number inside the door at, rliableparts.com

Aug 30, 2011 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS01FLBL Built-in...

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Is there any grease points for the door hinges? The door squeaks every time we open.


Hello. Get a can of a penetrating lubricant called WD-40 with a tiny tube applicator included. Open the door and you will see part of each hinge where the door meets the appliance case. Spray the penetrating lube on the exposed part of the hinge and then open and close the door a few times. Repeat as necessary. J.

Jul 01, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDI02IRBS Stainless...

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KitchenAid KUDSO1FLSS5 - door pops open


I am an experienced techician and have tried all these solutions in the past sometimes at no avail. But replacing the tub which has a limited lifetime warranty along with hinge arms will solve the issue. This has such a margional clearance I can never see anything visible causing the door to pop open

May 27, 2010 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS01FLSS Built-In...

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For the Kitchenaid model#kudso1flbl2 type 5770, the door will drop like a rock, if not supported. Does this sound like it requires a spring? Is there a way to fish out or reattach the old opring? How hard...


Very easy, take out the two screws from the counter that hold the unit inplace and only pull it out a few inches, then you can angle it a little and get to the spring. They are on the sides at the bottom (you can miss em) if its broke go to marcone.com and you can get a replacment, or just put it back if not broken

Nov 10, 2009 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS01FLBL Built-in...

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Older Kitchenaid Dishwasher door hinge


hi there,

what you are describing is the door link. you can purchase the part and just replace them. they do get loose as they are just made out of plastic. if you can provide me with the model #, will give you the part # that you need.

Nov 05, 2008 | KitchenAid Dishwashers

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KitchenAid Dishwasher KUDSO2FRSS


I recently had the same problem. One of the cords that attaches the door to a spring had snapped. I purchased cord replacments at the following URL and completed the repair myself. http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1059756&PPStack=1

Good Luck, Tim K.

Jun 30, 2008 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS02FRSS Stainless...

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Door noise


Hello,

Common issue with this dishwasher. Easy fix though!! KitchenAid uses a nylon string that connects the hinges to the springs located along the bottom edges of the dishwasher. I had to pull mine out to perform this service. The nylon string seems to dry out and vibrates as the door opens and closes. All that needs to be done is put some Vaseline or other appropriate lubrication all over the nylon string. Especially where it passes through the roller and stationary guide. That will take care of any squeeking or grinding when opening or closing the door. Be careful as your door will now open just like it did when it was new. Now if I can only figure out how to keep my door from popping open during wash cycles!!!

Apr 02, 2008 | KitchenAid 24 in. KUDS01FLSS Built-In...

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