Question about Tappan 19 in. MDS251RE Free-standing Dishwasher

1 Answer

1991 Tappan dishwasher door has come unhinged but still works. The door just feels heavy when I open it. It will take several hours to fix. Should I just replace the whole unit? I don't know what the lifespan of dishwashers is

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

It may actually be a simple fix. There are generally 2 screws at the top of the unit that hold it in place you may have to also adjust the front legs down. The whole unit should slide out a little without having to unhook anything. If it is a copper pipe that feeds it be care full not to pull too hard and kink it. but there are usually springs on either side of the door with multiple slots to hook on (you'll know it when you see it) just pull it up to the next slot. As far as the lifespan goes if you have an old one that works keep it. the newer ones are not built nearly as well unless you pay top dollar. Even then it is still a plastic dishwasher. On the other hand the new ones a very quiet compared to the older steel tub machines.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

DOOR FELL OPEN AND WON'T CLOSE, FEELS VERY HEAVY


Dishwasher doors are balanced by a set of opposing springs that, over time, can stretch and or become defective.
Get your model number and look on line on an Google search or bing. One can find a number of sources for the needed parts to repair this problem.

Aug 21, 2015 | Fagor LFA-073 IT Dishwasher

3 Answers

PDW8100 Dishwasher went through cycle several times, but I am unable to open the door. Is there a way to get it open? Thanks, Barbara


Hi,

When your dishwasher door has a problem, check these:

Latch
Springs
Hinges
Door seal
Latch The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch.

Springs Your dishwasher has two springs that counterbalance the weight of the door. If either or both of these are broken, the door feels quite heavy and you need to replace both springs.

Hinges The hinges are important to the door closing properly. If they're bent or deformed, you probably need to replace them. Once bent, only rarely can they be straightened well enough.

Door seal If your dishwasher is new--or if you have just replaced a door seal--the door may be difficult to latch for a week or two. If the tightness persists, though, try adjusting the latch, if it's adjustable. If it's not adjustable, there's probably nothing you can do immediately. But try running the dishwasher on the highest heat cycle to help the seal conform to the door. Otherwise, the seal should compress over time.

Goodluck..

Jun 07, 2008 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

Cycle starts but stop soon with in 15-20 minutes and dishes uncleaned


Open the door whe the unit stops and check the water temp. you should get steam when you open the door. If not it is probably an issue with the heat circuit issue.

Sep 13, 2013 | Tappan 18 in. MDR251RE Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

I have a portable Maytag Performa and the door is leaking from the bottom. How can we fix it


Look around the door! Locate the door gasket replace it.Check loose, crack hose, misaligned door catch as well.

Sep 16, 2011 | Tappan 18 in. MDR251RE Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Cannot open the door of the dishwasher.


Hi,
  • The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

  • If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch.

  • Your dishwasher has two springs that counterbalance the weight of the door. If either or both of these are broken, the door feels quite heavy and you need to replace both springs.

  • Your dishwasher has two springs that counterbalance the weight of the door. If either or both of these are broken, the door feels quite heavy and you need to replace both springs.

May 04, 2010 | Maytag 24" Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher -...

1 Answer

The door on my dishwasher will not close


There are a few problems that can occur with the diswasher door assembly. These usually involve the latching mechanism, the door seal, the counterbalance spring assembly or the hinges. 1) The door latch plate can occasionally become out of alignment. Some door latch plates are adjustable, some aren't. If yours is adjustable, try loosening the retaining screws and repositioning the plate. It's trial-and-error, so have a lot of patience. If this doesn't work, then the latch needs replacing.
2) A new dishwasher or a newly installed door seal can be difficult to close for a while until the seal softens and compresses over time. You can try adjusting the latch, if possible.
3) If the door feels unusually heavy, there could be a problem with the counterbalance spring assembly. These counterbalance assemblies allow the door to open and close easier and are held by two springs. On some dishwasher models, holes are positioned in line so you can re-tension the springs by moving the spring hooks to other tensioning holes. If any of these springs break, they will need to be replaced as a pair.
4) The door hinges might be bent. They can seldom be adequately fixed and should be replaced.
hope this helps

Nov 24, 2008 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless...

1 Answer

Tappan Microwave oven


One of the door interlock switches are stuck. this is the latch mechanism the the door locks into. This is usually accessed behind the control panel, you may have to remove the outer skin of the microwave first. Be sure to unplug the machine for at least 1/2 hour before doing so and do not touch any exposed wiring connectors and stay well clear of the magnetron and capacitor. Do not operate the microwave with the cover off. At this point you can see the latch mechanism as you open and close the door. There will be several small switches on the interlock assembly and they will all need to be tested electrically (multimeter) to isolate the problem switch

Mar 09, 2007 | Whirlpool 24 in. DU1100XTP Built-in...

1 Answer

Broken Door Spring


hi you can do it if you have good hands open the cover side of the broken arm with the spirngs understand how the Mechanism works (in\out) and what went worng and hopefuly fix it or replace the springs that died good luck

Mar 23, 2006 | GE 24 in. GSD500X Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Tappan 19 in. MDS251RE Free-standing Dishwasher Logo

Related Topics:

121 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Tappan Dishwashers Experts

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Ronald Rissel

Level 2 Expert

644 Answers

Trevor Turner

Level 2 Expert

188 Answers

Are you a Tappan Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...