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We have kitchen aid dishwasher model KUDS01FLBL2. The door now opens too easily as if a spring is no longer in operation. I think I found a part called a door balance spring. Is this something I can fix myself?

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Hi,

You need to order pulley assembly; it comes in pairs (both doors). Open the bottom panel, undo the screws on top (exposed only when door opens), slide out the dishwasher from its place (you might have to undo the water and drain fittings depending upon how much slack or lack of it). Unhook the spring from the old pulley. Remove and replace the pulley, hook the spring back and perform the above steps in reverse.
You can check the bellow link to have an in-depth knowledge regarding your issue.

http://www.technicianbrian.com/2009/01/kitchenaid-dishwasher-door-falls-open.html

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