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Re: can't open door
Is this the kick plate? On some of these dishwashers, the upper part of the lower plate has a step. The step should be oriented so that it looks backward when compared to an actual set of stairs (the ninety degree angle will come into the dishwasher and the flat side be oriented to the floor). If you're putting the plate on upside down, it will get in the way of your door hinges.
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You will need to adjust the dishwasher door latch to fix the door if it will not close. The door latch can come out of alignment from use. Adjusting the latch assembly is a straight forward process on most models of dishwashers. First, remove the securing fasteners for the inner door panel. It is a good idea not to remove the inner door panel completely, just enough that you can access the door latch assembly.
Turn the dishwasher circuit breaker off inside your home electrical panel. Open and close the door and watch where the strike plate makes contact with the door. The strike plate is usually on the front top center of the dishwasher. If the strike plate is out of alignment, it will hit the inside of the door.
Pull the dishwasher out of the counter enough that you can access the strike plate securing Torx screw. You may need to open your dishwasher door and remove the two screws that secure the dishwasher mounting bracket to the bottom of the counter with a Phillips-head screwdriver to pull the dishwasher away from the counter.
Loosen the Torx screw that secures the strike plate to the washer tub with a Torx driver. Adjust the strike plate so the plate will engage the door latch. Retighten the Torx screw and push the dishwasher back under the counter. Secure the brackets to the counter if your dishwasher uses retaining brackets.
Adjust Door Latch
Open the dishwasher door and remove the Torx screws securing the inner door panel to the outer door panel with a Torx driver. The retaining screws are usually around the side edge and top edge of the dishwasher door.
Lift the inner door panel enough that you can loosen the two securing bolts on the door latch with a wrench. You only need to loosen the bolts, not remove them.
Carefully raise the dishwasher door to align the door latch with the strike plate. Hold the door latch with your finger tips when you align the latch. Lower the door and tighten the door latch securing bolts.
Install the inner door panel retaining screws and tighten all screws with the Torx driver. Close the dishwasher door and turn on the circuit breaker.
Hi Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allow the door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Newer (plastic liner) dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door open. And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work. Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the connections to these. Hope this helps... Daniel
look at the other spring ..their is 2 springs ..they hook to the bottom rail of the D/W let me know an good luck P/S remove the bottom cover plate to see the springs they are located on the left and right side /joe/
I would suggest that your flood switch has been activated. There is a float on the bottom plate or base plate of the machine. If there is a water leak, the float rises and triggers the flood switch.
Once the switch has been activated, the machine will go on a continous pump.
Disconnect the power and the hoses from the machine. Pull the machine out and lay it on its back.
If there has been a leak, you will notice water pouring out the back.
See if you can open the bottom plate, and reset the floater and flood switch. Sometimes you can access this by openning the front kick plate or front bottom plate.
Try the machine again. Leave the front bottom plate out and look into the bottom as the machine is working. If you have a water leak, this will happen again and you may be able to notice where the leak is from.
Be carful not to touch the live wiring while you are monitoring the machine.
If your dishwasher
door is not closing properly or has developed a leak, it may be time to
replace the entire door assembly. Some other signs of a defective door
include sagging, difficulty pulling the door back up into a closed
position and a door that feels heavier as it drops open. Replacing a
dishwasher door is not that hard, but includes several springs and
hinges that must be aligned correctly or the door will not fit
correctly in the opening.
the dishwasher and shut off the water before attempting to remove any
parts. If you cannot reach the electrical outlet, you can turn off the
breaker switch that controls the electricity for the kitchen. Remove
the drain hose that runs from the dishwasher unit to the sink drain.
the dishwasher out from the cabinet until you have clear access to the
side of the unit. Ask a friend for help with this part if the unit is
too heavy for you to slide out without straining your back.
your dishwasher's owner's manual to find out exactly how the outer door
panels are removed. Some models have a two-panel door where the control
panel must be removed before the lower panel will come off. Otherwise,
the door panel should be one solid piece or a two-piece assembly that
allows the lower section to be removed separately to access the springs
the springs at the bottom of the door. Depending on the type of
dishwasher you have, there may be a tension adjustment dial or simply a
series of holes at different distances from the edge of the unit. If
you have a tension controller, adjust it to a loose setting to make it
easier to remove the door springs. Unhook the door springs from the
hinge plate. Some dishwashers
may have a cable and pulley system attached to the door springs. Check
your owner's manual for removal instructions if this is the case with
pliers to gently pull back on the door hinge plate's tab until the slot
opens for the hinge pin to come out. Take out the screws holding the
door hinge plate onto the front of the door panel. Hold onto the door
assembly while gradually opening the door. Once the door drops down,
you should be able to remove it by sliding the door off the hinge pinAlways wear safety glasses when working with the springs and hinges
involved with a dishwasher door assembly. These items can fly off at
high speed and cause serious injury to the eye.
They go in the lower section of the door panel to prevent it from bowing and popping. If you look at how the insulation is cut you will see, I think they face sideways. You may also have an imprint on the sheetmetal of the door about 4" up from bottom if I recall
I fixed it myself in the end, the drain hose had a split in it and needed replacing. The problem I had was getting to the drain hose, as it is attached internally to the pump in the bottom of the dishwasher.
Here`s how to get to it:
First, remove the two screws from the back of the dishwasher on the bottom plate, there should be one on the far left and one on the far right. Put a towel on the floor to soak up any excess water and tip the machine onto its back, so the door is pointing upwards. At the bottom of the dishwasher you will see two more screws holding the plate on. Remove these and carefully detach the plate. You will notice a microswitch on the inside of the plate that has an orange and white wire connected to it. Make a note of which way round the wires go, as the connector can be put on either way. Remove the connector from the micro switch and then completely remove the plate. You will see the drain hose attached to the pump with a brass butterfly clip. You will need pliers to open the clip and slide it off the hose where it connects to the pump. Once you have done this, you need to remove the white plastic clip that goes round the drain hose at the point where it exits the washer. This clip slides up and away from yourself ( when facing the dishwasher on its back ), then it splits open and comes off. This should allow you to remove the drain pipe. Once that is off , its a simple case of getting a replacement pipe and fitting it. ( Follow instructions in reverse ) A word of warning though - I hunted high and low for a replacement and ended up ordering the wrong one from Partmaster. The pipe MUST have a 90 degree bend in one end, if you search partmaster for Indesit IDL500 drain hose you will see one for £7.99. You must get this one, as I made the mistake of ordering what I thought was a cheaper alternative ( £4.99 ), The cheaper one also had the 90 degree bend, BUT the end was too small. Compare the images of the two and you will see that the more expensive one has a larger end at the 90 degree section.
Hello, Found this while looking for the answer myself. The vanity door fell off last night onto my foot and so needs must as it really hurt!
Anyway there are 2 top pillars that fit into the upper appliance door. Then there are two plates that need to set to finished height.
To fit. First insert the top pillars into the large openings. Now open the dishwasher door a bit, took two of us to get this right, and push the vanity door as high up as you can. Next slide the door back down and gently push the bottom plates into the recesses on the appliance door.
Job done! Well almost. When you have got this far open the dishwasher door completely. You will see a plastic white cover caps on either side of the door. Remove these and drop a screw into the hole.. Make sure you measure the screw against the vanity door so that the screw does not go all the way through!! Now screw the appliance door to the vanity door.. Now the job is now complete!
You need to take the door off the hinges and remove the lower hinge plate from the bottom of the door. This is where I found my popping problem. The black bushing with the 3 bumps and dips on it is loose in the plate going into the door. I took black eletrical tape and rapped it around the part that goes into the plate to tighten the bushing up so it wouldn't turn anymore. ( This was a temp fix to see if the popping would go away) 3 Weeks later and still working. If the sound comes back I will put some double sided sticky back foam on it. Both doors were doing this on my fridge, and now its as quite as a mouse. I hope this fix works for you.