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To replace you need to locate the second spring on the other side of the dishwasher and remove it. The front base plate needs to be removed first to get access to the spring anchor points. Use a screw driver or a nose plier to grab it and dislodge. Always make sure the door is shut to ensure least tension in the springs. Put the two new springs and close the base plate. MAINS POWER CHORD SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT FROM SOCKET WHEN WORKING ON THE DISHWASHER
Yes indeed that sounds exactly like the door springs being broken. The springs are fairly easy to replace, what needs to be done to replace the springs is remove the lowest service panel/kick plate and hook the springs on the tub support frame/leg and the other end goes on a notch in the door hinges. The part number for the spring is 8270182 they could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at; searspartsdirect.com repairclinic.com apdepot.com apwagner.com midwestapplianceparts.com
Even though only one may be broke its advisable to replace both at the same time.
Good luck,i hope i have been able to help you fix your dishwasher, Gene
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.
The door springs are accessable through the toe kick. There will be 3 or 4 steps where the spring can be attached. With the door closed and latched, so it can't fall accidently, remove the toe kick panel and with a pair of channel locks move the springs (one on each side) to the desired position.
door springs usually don't "break" they iether get stretched over time or come off their mount...
springs are adjustable and can sometimes be set to a tighter tension without pulling the unit out but that may be necessary... they are generally located on both sides of the unit near the floor and can be accessed by removing the kick plate.
If the spring came off it's mount then you'll need to pull the unit out and put it back in place... there will be a bracket on the door itself with a hole to put one end of the spring and a jagged notch on the chasey to hook the other end and adjust tension...
If it's actually broken then you'll have to get a replacement spring and install as above.
Hi, The easiest way would be to pull the d/w washer out of the cabinet about 8". Try removing the kick plate below the door and see if you can access the springs ok. Here is the part # 154430501. I would replace both springs while you are in there. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Hi, THe door springs are located behind the lower kick plate. Just remove the four screws that hold the panle on and you will see the springs and cables that help hold the door up. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
I just adjusted my Electrolux DW springs. The springs are on the bottom sides near the back. They pull on cables that hold the door (via pulleys). The springs can be moved to five different holes to change the tension, but I needed to pull the DW about 2/3 out for side access.