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Door doesn't open slowly, it drops down suddenly when opened. What is the problem please?

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Pull the dishwasher out. You may see the mechanism and possibly broken spring or other part. (possible it's just come apart. You may need to remove side panels to see this mechanism for the door (counter balance) .

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Perhaps the spring broke.

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