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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Door Tension
just about the most difficult job to do on a dishwasher, not normally a job for the home mechanic, i am an appliance engineer of 20 years and often shy away from jobs like this,
there is often no adjustment, the hinges are sprained, more often that not by people either putting weight on the door to stand back up, or children climbing on to get higher
the only thing i think you can do is to check the springs are in place and nothing is broken or just come off that can be put back?? sorry
Posted on Oct 15, 2007
SOURCE: Door falls open
I have had this issue TWICE now on a three year old dishwasher, and Sears charges you $150.+ to fix it. It is quite simple to fix, there is a special part that has all the pieces attached to it, except for the spring. You will have to remove the screws that are holding your dishwasher under the counter. This could be behind the rubber on the sides. I had to remove a gray plastic circle piece on the inside to see the screw (it pops right out, don't loose it!). Pull out the machine enough to see the out side- side. You will see a (plastic) white roller, string(rope), and a piece that attaches to the dishwasher. There is a number on the white plastic piece that looks like a L (it just slides out). Thess pieces are called the Dishwasher Door Balance Link. You will need to order these pieces, they are all inclusive, and come for both sides of the door, at a whopping price of $15.00. VERY simple to install. Attach one end to the spring, line up in roller then attach to the dishwasher. It is easier to look at it and follow what is on the dishwasher than me clearly explaining it. I feel that paying $1000.00 dollars for a dishwasher would warrant using metal pieces instead of substandard plastic, for this application. These door are very Heavy and like I have said I have replaced them twice with a waiting time of three weeks for the repair man. Please try it, you can do it.
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
SOURCE: door tension gone
Mybad... Before I knew the model number I assumed door springs. Now that I know what we're working on (a KitchenAide), I know that it's NOT the springs but the linkage! Cool!
The repair is a little intense, OK? Not so much that you can't handle it, but enough so that it's kind of a pain. You'll first need to pick up (or order) the parts. The part number is 8194001 and lists for about $20 USD. (plug the part number into a search engine) When you have the parts, you're ready to tackle the beast.
You'll need to KILL THE POWER TO THE DISHWASHER BEFORE DOING ANYTHING MORE! DO IT AT THE BREAKER IF YOU HAVE TO, OK?
OK. The DW is gonna have to slide out from the cabinet. I generally don't have to pull them out more than like a foot or so. Open the door and remove the 2 screws mounting it to the bottom of the counter top. Then you'll need to remove the "kick panels" near the floor (there are four 1/4" screws holding them in place).
Here's the tricky part... look closely at the water valve (it's mounted just behind the front left leg), what type of water line do you have going into the valve? Is it copper or is it flexible stainless steel braided hose? If it's the flexible stuff, you should be OK. If it's copper then you have to do the following;
Reach under the sink and shut off the hot water valve (the one on the left), then remove the copper line from the DW valve (this is tough to do, btw. Crowfoot wrenches are a life-saver here.) See? The flex hose will come out with the DW and the copper one won't... that's why you have to remove it.
OK... now you gotta start sliding the DW outta the hole. Do this slowly... by inches, don't just **** it outta there 'cause things can get snagged (drain hose, electrical, inlet hose, etc...) so take it easy and watch what you're doing.
After you have it out about a foot, use a flashlight and locate the springs (I BET you that one of the springs and rope are still good... look at that one and see where and how it attaches). Click this link to see a full sized diagram of your DW. Your part is number 24 and the spring is number 18. The spring connects all the way in the back by the rear leg support on the frame.
All ya gotta do now is install the new parts (do both even if one is still intact) and rebuild the unit! I know it sounds all complicated and stuff, but it's really not. It'll probably take you about an hour to get it completed.
There ya go! After you follow these instructions and your DW is happy again, would you please rate this solution as "FixYa"? My "Guru" status is counting on you. :-)
Also... if you have any further questions regarding this repair, don't hesitate to write back. I'll get your post in my email. OK?
Posted on May 02, 2009
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