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Bosch dishwasher the string on the door tensioner has broken I have the new part but dont know how to got out the lower part. Do I have to take off the hole door or is there an easy way to change it? It seems odd that as its string and must be prone to breaking that there is not a simple way to fix it.

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  • neil29 Apr 08, 2008

    I have got into where the part is but without takeing off the door I cant see a way of changing the lower part. Am I right or should I get an engineer. neil

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You have to remove the entire dishwasher from under the counter. Then locate the broken cable. There is a panel you need to remove to access it. It attaches to a spring which goes to the underside of the dishwasher. Not an easy repair. Need alot of patience for this but it is doable.

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just about the most difficult job to do on a dishwasher, not normally a job for the home mechanic, i am an appliance engineer of 20 years and often shy away from jobs like this,

there is often no adjustment, the hinges are sprained, more often that not by people either putting weight on the door to stand back up, or children climbing on to get higher

the only thing i think you can do is to check the springs are in place and nothing is broken or just come off that can be put back?? sorry

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