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Right side door hinge is disconnected. any ideas? It seems that the pin has dislodged from the door bracket, but the pin has a cap or flange on the end that is far bigger than the hole in the bracket. it is very confusing to figure how it came apart and how to reconnect it.

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  • keith_small Jun 14, 2009

    I have already removed the lower panel. the door was resting on it, so when I removed it the door on the right side fell to the floor. The spring is connected to the door bracket with a plastic connector.

  • keith_small Jun 14, 2009

    Yes, the photo of the "newer GE dw" showes the hinge bracket very clearly. the hinge pin is not evident in the photo, but at the location of the arrow head on the photo is where the pin is located. that is what has detatched from the fram of the machine.
    I could email you a photo if you like.

  • keith_small Jun 14, 2009

    Below are the responses from me to the last "expert". He insisted that the door spring is the issue. The spring is connected and fine, the problem is the pin of the hinge. Can you help?
    It seems that the pin has dislodged from the door bracket, but the pin has a cap or flange on the end that is far bigger than the hole in the bracket. it is very confusing to figure how it came apart and how to reconnect it.
    I have already removed the lower panel. the door was resting on it, so when I removed it the door on the right side fell to the floor. The spring is connected to the door bracket with a plastic connector.
    Yes, the photo of the "newer GE dw" shows the hinge bracket very clearly. the hinge pin is not evident in the photo, but at the location of the arrow head on the photo is where the pin is located. that is what has detatched from the fram of the machine.
    I could email you a photo if you like.

  • keith_small Jun 15, 2009

    PART NO 809 WOULD APPEAR TO BE THE ISSUE. HOW DO I REPLACE IT?

  • keith_small Jun 15, 2009

    I sent you 3 photos, I hope you can explain how I can reattach or replace the pin. I would guess that I will need to pull the dw out of the cabinet area enough so that I can disconnect the spring and dissemble the hinge bracket in order to re-connect with the pin. Is this correct?
    I removed the screws at the top of the dw from the counter top, but can't seem to move the unit out. should I be looking for another anchor?


  • keith_small Jun 15, 2009

    Ok... I will send you a pic later today. What you say makes a lot of sense, however the left side has the pin connected to the hinge bracket similar to a rivet, and the right side has no indication of a relief or indent to accept the the hinge bracket to sit on. It has a hole that is smaller than the head of the pin. so, it looks as though it was permanently installed at the time the machine was assembled.

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There is usually a smaller pin that attaches fro door hinge and goes inside other pin that is attached to washer. The outside pin is attached by machine press.

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I have read the problem and I do agree the hinges are your issue, not the spring. The hinge has a large head on botyh sides? Sometimes the large end is the stop for the pin. Let me know.

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    Roger Campbell Jun 14, 2009

    mail me a photo at rogrrabbit@aol.com

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    Roger Campbell Jun 15, 2009

    Quote...I would guess that I will need to pull the dw out of the cabinet area enough so that I can disconnect the spring and dissemble the hinge bracket in order to re-connect with the pin. Is this correct? Qoute... Yes after looking at the pics you emailed me. The cap or end of the hinge is just the design, much like a tail gate of a truck the door will just sit over it and the cap will keep the door in place. So like you said pull out the DW diconnect the spring/ hinge bracket. Then just slip the door back on. to reconnect with the pin. The screws at the top of the DW that you removed from the counter top, that should be your only anchor point just get a firm grip and pull.

    Also send me a pic of the door where the hinge go to ensure what Iam saying is correct. Good Luck

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Hi

You may have had a door spring break. There are several different door springs, but most, if not all dishwashers have 2 door springs. You will need to remove the lower access panels to get at the springs. They are fairly easy to get at and replace :-) This is a collection of some common springs used today, link is here.

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Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Jun 14, 2009

    Did you check the link that I attached in my solution as it will explain you everything.



    Please do accept the solution and revert for further assistance.

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  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 14, 2009

    Hi



    I believe the plastic link between the spring and hinge may have broken and you need to get that replaced.



    Please do accept the solution and revert for further assistance.

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  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 14, 2009

    Hi



    Please check this link for checking the hinge pin. Also see the exploded view of the whole door and its parts--





    GE Profile PDW8400J Dishwasher Door parts



    Check parts# 801, 800. Also see this link for your refrence--



    GE Profile PDW8400J Dishwasher Parts





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