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I need to replace the Door Springs

I have a Frigidaire dishwasher (model # FDR252RBB0|) and I need to replace the door springs.
I've got the parts but I can't find anything online that has helped me install the new springs.
Can someone help me please?

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Re: I need to replace the Door Springs

If you just need to install springs pull the bottom kickplate can do it there only two screws

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Slide the machine out. Usually held with screws directly into the underside of the counter. You may have to lower the unit by turning the feet. Most of the time you can just slide it out.

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