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We have a model DU8900xt- 2 dishwasher and the door now flops open without any gradual release. Is this fixable?

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SOURCE: Door Drops Open - How to Fix

Actually the solution is quite easy.

First, get the door balance kit from ReparClinic.com mentioned herein. I believe it's Part #1059756.

Second, pull the DW out about halway from its recess (you may have to remove the two "mounting" screws where it is attached to the countertop.

Third, there are two door balance assemblies...one on the lower left side, one on the lower right side...where the door's fulcrum is (where it hinges). Each will consist of 2 pulleys, a string (with a plastic "latch" on one end, a plastic "loop" on the other), and a spring (near the back of the unit). One door balance assembly will likely be "good," one will be "broken," and the likely cause is the string has pulled from its "latch" end. Confused? Use the "good" door balance assembly for reference of how to replace the "broken" assembly. It's pretty straight forward once you compare the two.

Fourth, remove the "bad" assembly as needed. In my case, I only had to remove the string. The pulleys were fine.

Fifth, replace whatever parts you removed. In my case, I replaced only the string, but it required me to press it into the bottom pulley through the open guide at the bottom of it. In any event, replacing the string requires you pull on the string with sufficient force you can "thread" the string around the two pulleys, and hook the latch to the same location you find it latched on the other side of the door (there is a notch in the sheet metal).

Sixth, this is an optional step, but I did it so the string wouldn't pull out of its latch. Take a lighter, and heat the end of the rope in the latch (the part that's sticking out past the end of the latch). Heat it up until it begins to melt slightly, then press or ball it so it will not fray, or unravel enough to pull through the hole in the latch through which it is fitted. I don't know how they got that thing in there (I tried to put my old string back through), but it will likely find it's way out if it's left stock.

That's pretty much it. It's really not hard, and a set of instructions really aren't needed once you compare the left and right assemblies. One is almostly certainly still good, and "a picture is worth a thousand words."

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana Dishwasher Mod. ADB1500AWQ, Door won't open.

HI,

Please check whether the plastic pins are broken.

I removed the inner door panel and found the handle broken. It has integrally molded plastic pins that provide a pivot for the handle to push against the release assembly. These were broken off. Also noticed that there were some small fingers molded on the back of the switch panel that were snapped off. I'm not sure what these are for and I can't see how they are needed for the latch operation. My hunch is that they aid in positioning the handle during factory assembly. I'm NOT going to buy a new switch panel to replace these!

I don't know why the handle broke but it did so in stages. I think one pin broke, and then everything else broke because of added misalignment and stress. The good news: a new handle only costs about $10 and I'll have it in a couple of days. Thanks

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishwasher 3 in 1 detergent tablet not dissolving.

I believe that the instructions for using these 3-in-1 tablets is to place it in the open dish detergent cup, rather than in the closable compartment, since the tablet needs to get doused by a lot of water in oder to fully dissolve and be effective in getting the dishes clean.

Since the tablets are designed to dissolve more slowly, they are able to be used for the entire range of washing cycles. If it's a constant problem and you don's have an open detergent cup below or next to your closed detergent dispenser, just toss it into the bottom of the dishwasher instead.

The reason that the tablet isn't getting dissolved fully is because the door is preventing the tablet from dropping all the way out and the door is shielding the tablet from quite a bit of water spray.

Another option is to take a look at your owners manual for the dishwasher and see if they recommend these all-in-one tablets versus regular powered detergent and liquid rinse aid.

Hope that helps and best regards!

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

Macmarkus
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SOURCE: dishwasher door flopped open and

Hello, Welcome to Fixya.

Based on your description what you`ve likey experienced is a broken door closer/link kit.

It is a fairly minor procedure to replace it/them. Slide the entire unit out from the cabinet a couple or three inches and you`ll see the plastic roller assembly and rope ( except yours is likey broke ) attached to the side.

**You`ll need to insure your connections will allow you to pull the unit out however, otherwise they - water, power, drain hose - must be disconnected to prevent any damage.**

If you have any reservation to performing this repair on your own please call in a qualified appliance technician.

The parts ( # 1059756 @ repairclinic ) come in a kit as I alluded to and will look like what I attached below...

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These are available at most brick & mortar appliance part locations or on-line vendors such as "repairclinic.com" "searspartsdirect.com" or "apwagner.com" to name a few.

They range in price for around $20, or you can just purchase the rope/link seperately for about $4 part # 1159210 @ repairclinic.

I recommend replacing the entire kit, and check the spring itself...that is seperate from the kit ( # 830967 door spring @ repairclinic as well )

Hope that helps move you forward. Thank you for visiting "fixya" today.

Please take a moment and rate the solution provided here or a testimonial if you feel warranted.

Let me know if you require further assistance and good luck.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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SOURCE: dishwasher detergent door won't release soap

There's an answer at: http://www.partselect.com/dishwasher+cup-wont-open+repair.htm.

Pretty in depth, but not a simple fix.

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