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Door opening too far.

I'm not sure what model Frididaire dishwasher I have, but when the door is opened all the way, it is not parallel to the floor, but slopes down toward the floor slightly. This causes the bottom rack to roll out rapidly and I've had to catch it on a few occasions so that it doesn't fly out onto the floor. The maintenance man at my apartment complex told me that the door sloping is normal. Is there a fix for this problem or is it indeed normal and I'll have to learn to live with it?

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You need to adjust your door tention springs along the sides of the dishwasher. though they may need to be replaced altogether.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

  • Jeffrey Genos
    Jeffrey Genos Mar 05, 2014

    how do you adjust these springs? I looked it up in the manuel but it didn't say anything about it

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