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Broken door spring on kitchenaid dishwasher

I have the broken spring, and I know one end attaches to the hinge. Where does the other end attach?

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  • cigarette35 May 07, 2008

    broken spring, kitchen aid dishwasher

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    What is the solution for this problem?

  • Anonymous Jun 27, 2008

    Door spring popped on Kitchenaid dishwasher. Want to replace but don't know how to access the spring.

    thanks

  • joe 9999 Jul 27, 2008

    The spring on my kitchen aid dishwasher popped off. Door swings down hard now without any resistance. Need to figure out how to put the spring back on.

  • czoe Aug 16, 2008

    Have the same problem...most diagrams have a lower panel to access. My model is KUDS01FLSS6 with no lower panel

  • wturley Sep 04, 2008

    It's heartening to hear I'm not alone. It looks like the problem is not in the door. My guess is we need to pull the dishwasher out to see if the pulley systems are accessible. In SQUEAKY DOOR ( NOT KUDS01FKSS specifically)""""About that noisy door. I wrote you that the spring, or something had broken in my dishwasher door. In trying to figure out what we needed to do to fix that, we discovered that the door has a pully type system to make the door open and close correctly. The part that broke is the "tensioner" I think. (page 24 of the installation instructions if you have this document). The pully system consists of a spring, a cable and a pully type devise. My husband put some plumbing silicon grease on the pully wheel and that stopped the horrible noise. (We could see where the plastic wheel had been grinding away and leaving a powder or dust behind). We also replaced the cord piece on both sides since it had already broken on one side and was beginning to break on the other side. 
    We ordered parts through Sears. The part number on the bag is 8194001; Link DW. There is also a CODE071508. We ordered two sets as that is what we were told we needed. But each package has one pully unit and two cords, so one package would have done the job. The two sets with shipping and handling, and tax came to close to $50. But my dishwasher door seems to be good as new, finally.""""

    I was also led to the installation page 
    About that noisy door. I wrote you that the spring, or something had broken in my dishwasher door. In trying to figure out what we needed to do to fix that, we discovered that the door has a pully type system to make the door open and close correctly. The part that broke is the "tensioner" I think. (page 24 of the installation instructions if you have this document). The pully system consists of a spring, a cable and a pully type devise. My husband put some plumbing silicon grease on the pully wheel and that stopped the horrible noise. (We could see where the plastic wheel had been grinding away and leaving a powder or dust behind). We also replaced the cord piece on both sides since it had already broken on one side and was beginning to break on the other side. 

    We ordered parts through Sears. The part number on the bag is 8194001; Link DW. There is also a CODE071508. We ordered two sets as that is what we were told we needed. But each package has one pully unit and two cords, so one package would have done the job. The two sets with shipping and handling, and tax came to close to $50. But my dishwasher door seems to be good as new, finally.

    About that noisy door. I wrote you that the spring, or something had broken in my dishwasher door. In trying to figure out what we needed to do to fix that, we discovered that the door has a pully type system to make the door open and close correctly. The part that broke is the "tensioner" I think. (page 24 of the installation instructions if you have this document). The pully system consists of a spring, a cable and a pully type devise. My husband put some plumbing silicon grease on the pully wheel and that stopped the horrible noise. (We could see where the plastic wheel had been grinding away and leaving a powder or dust behind). We also replaced the cord piece on both sides since it had already broken on one side and was beginning to break on the other side. 
    We ordered parts through Sears. The part number on the bag is 8194001; Link DW. There is also a CODE071508. We ordered two sets as that is what we were told we needed. But each package has one pully unit and two cords, so one package would have done the job. The two sets with shipping and handling, and tax came to close to $50. But my dishwasher door seems to be good as new, finally."""

    There is a page in the installation manual (not ours) that looks interesting. It's probably doable with two people. Need to check out these parts #s.
    wturley@socal.rr.com

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    Same thing happened to us this week. Luckily, I came across a how-to that includes a link to the part before I called for service.


  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    I fixed my door by myself since I had no time to find and purchase the broken part. You need to pull the dishwasher out, then look at both sides of the door: you will figure out how it works in a second!

    There is a cord with a plastic part at each end. One side attaches to a spring (which has probably popped away and is "hiding" somewhere beaneth the dishwasher) and the other to a level on the door. The cord goes through two pulleys.

    I simply got a $2 cord used to dry laundry (nylon 50 lb max load) passed through the plastic part that hooks on the lever, securing it with a simple Savoia knot.

    Then measured the lenght of the cord on the other side, and connected the new cord with the old one AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE SPRING (if the knot is not next to the spring, it will get stuck in the pulley!!!!)

    Then I hooked my repaired piece to the lever, passed the cord through the pulleys, and conneected to the spring. Before putting the dishawashed back, open and close the door to make sure the knot connecting the two ropes is not getting stuck anywhere. Not sure of the name of the know I used, just go to a boating site and pick one that is used to connect two ropes and is self-tightening.

  • Sherry807 Dec 31, 2008

    I have KitchenAid KUDP01FLSS3 and the spring or whatever makes the door feel light just broke. Is there a recall or anything. Can I fix myself?

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    broken door spring

  • Kevin Vasconcellos May 11, 2010

    What's the model number? 

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Kitchenaid should be made to recall all of these dishwashers that have that string holding door since it could pose a hazzard to children. They should be made to put in a metal cable at no cost to the consumer

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In the past 5 years I have had this problem 3 or four times. I realized the week point in the link is the nylon connector that connects the cord to the DW door. I did fix it myself many times using a similar piece of nylon cord, as suggested by the comment written on Sep05 08, but I found that with the parts tension and friction the cord eventually breaks again. That's why there are nylon connectors in the original link. I even made my own link using a nut as the link. It can be a good temporary solution until you get the original link though. In my case the original P/N# is 8194001. Look for that or "Dishwasher Link" on Google Shopping or eBay.

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I am glad to see this problem is quite common and Kitchenaid is doing very little in the customer satisfaction department. I agree it is a hazard especially if you have small children running around. Seems very dangerous with that heavy door. This is the 2nd time mine snapped. The first time I was charged $200.00 for someone to come fix it. Now it happened again. I emailed Kitchenaid and they are useless. I would never buy a Kitchenaid Product ever again. Live and learn.

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SOURCE: broken door spring on kitchenaid dishwasher

Hello,

Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs. Before repairing the door springs, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.
The door opens and closes with the aid of springs. If the springs (or the cables that connect them on some dishwashers) break, the door will drop open hard. The door will also be heavier when closing. If the door drops open, it may also bend the door hinges out of shape resulting in a door that does not close properly and possibly leaks.

When replacing the springs or cables, all of them should be replaced at the same time.
To access the door springs and cables remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to get to the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.
There are two common types of spring assemblies. One type connects the springs from a hook on the dishwasher cabinet of to a tang on the door hinge .
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Broken door spring on kitchenaid dishwasher


Hello,

Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs. Before repairing the door springs, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.
The door opens and closes with the aid of springs. If the springs (or the cables that connect them on some dishwashers) break, the door will drop open hard. The door will also be heavier when closing. If the door drops open, it may also bend the door hinges out of shape resulting in a door that does not close properly and possibly leaks.

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There are two common types of spring assemblies. One type connects the springs from a hook on the dishwasher cabinet of to a tang on the door hinge .
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Falls open when? This unit wom't operate unless the door is secure so I assume you mean the door assist springs are disconnected or broken and the door just falls heavily to the open position after you unlatch it from the closed position. Try these, part 18 here

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kitchenaid-Parts/Dishwasher-Parts/Model-KUDI01FLSS3/0593/0130000/W0503111/00007

should attach to frame in an easy to distinguish hole or slot and to door hinges, number 2 here

http://c.searspartsdirect.com/lis_png/PLDM/W0503111-00001.png

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