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Door Springs Need Replacing

The door spring needs to be replaced. Kick plate need to be removed or the whole unit pulled out?

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  • kgoeller Aug 23, 2008

    I have the same problem and the model # is GPDB998JCO series 900 year 2001. and removing the kick plate doesnt really give you enough access. It appears to me we have to dismount the unit and turn on its back to service effectively. Any hints?



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