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Very squeaky hinge on main loading door- I think caused by vibration of the plastic pulley that guides the cord attached to the spring that balances the door

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I just finished fixing mine. I tried WD40 on everything that moved, but it did not help. In fact, it was worse, After reading the reply above,I wiped off/cleaned the cord and put on a lubricant such as Lubriplate grease and it totally stopped the squeaking.

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Thank you for your post, friend!

I see that you need assistance in repairing a squeaky door on your Frigidaire dishwasher. The best way to quiet down a squeaky door is to pinpoint the cause of the squeak. This could be an issue with your hinges, springs, or the cables. You can use a lubricant such as WD-40 on your those parts to see if that will help alleviate the squeaking. Hope this is helpful. -Matt

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There are a few possible causes of this, so it's easier to explain how it works and how to find the fault. There is usually a wire or cord attached to each hinge. The cord is threaded anti-clockwise through a pulley then runs vertically up to near the top of the washer where it's attached to a spring. When looking at the side of the washer, the spring is usually about 2-3 inches back from the door and attaches about 2-3 inches below the top of the washer.

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