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Dishwasher broken door spring

The door spring has broken but can't see how to access it.

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    I would really appreciate any help on this.

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Broken door spring


This should not be hard to replace. It would have helped if you had provided the model number of the dishwasher.

You need to buy a replacement spring (best to get the pair) which looks like this item.
BAUMATIC DISHWASHER TG5 DOOR SPRING for BDS461SS

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

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Kenmore dishwasher elite door opens too fast, broken spring?


Could be that, the spring may have unhooked or it could be a defective damper connected to the door. Remove the side panels and check the operation of the door mechanism. (This will probably require the removal of the rear panel to gain access to the necessary fastners).

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The door support on our machine seems to have failed and it has to be manually lowered otherwise it crashes down - can this be repaired?


There is a spring at the bottom of each door connected to the door and the frame of the dishwasher.
Slide the dishwasher out to access the side where the spring is. One or both are probably broken.

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My magic chef dishwasher door springs broke. I need to know how to access the bottom of the dishwasher to replace the broken parts.


Open the back door and see whether the hooking points visible.

Look from the front end also to get an idea!

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You should have one at the bottom corners of the door. Pull the dishwasher out about a foot and you should be able to see the broken spring and the hooks it connects to. Screws under the counter top hold the dishwasher in.

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there is springs on left and right side held by string and spring. one is broken.letme know how it turned out.

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Dishwasher door drops hard when opened.


Sounds like one of the doors springs is broken or has come detached from the dishwasher housing frame. If you have a plain dishwasher door, ie one that does not have a wood panel matching your cabinets, and the spring(s) are broken, new springs cost about $20. If you have wood panel on the dishwasher door, then you may need heavy duty replacement spring at about $22.

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I opened teh door and thought i felt something hit


Murray, It sounds like one of the door springs has broken and that is why the door seems heavier and opens with much more force.

You'll want to at least make a temporary repair and order a new replacment spring to get your dishwasher working like it should and so it's safer too.

You can check to see which side of the dishwasher the spring broke, by locking the door shut (with the cycle set to "off"). Now remove the lower access panel, beneath the main dishwasher door. There are a couple of screws near the top corner edges of the panel, just under the main door and a couple more on the toe kick near the very bottom.

Once you've got the lower access panel off, you'll be able to see the two door springs, (there is one on each side). Of course, the broken one might have fallen off the spring notches, so look around and you should see it.

With the door still closed and locked, you can remove the broken spring and see if it's just the hook end that broke. If that's the case, you can reform the end hook using a couple pairs of pliers and reinstall the spring on the door and frame mounting points. You'll have to use pliers to stretch the spring slightly to get it on the other mounting point, once you've got one end on a mounting point. If the spring broke off more than 3 coils, you'll need to replace it with a new one.

You can find a replacement by using searspartsdirect.com and putting in your model number to locate a line drawing and parts listing for your particular model. You can also order a new one from them, or use the part number to get one locally, if you wish.

Once you've got the spring back on the door and cabinet mount points, you can unlock the door and gently lower the door to see if everything is working properly. Once you've opened and closed the door several times, you can reinstall the lower access panel and you're back in business.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Door spring has gone slack and the door falls heavily. Any advice?


Remove the bottom access plate. Reach inside and find the spring and re-attach it. If the spring is broken buy a replacement spring. There should be 2 springs,one on each side.

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I have a kenmore dishwasher that is 18 years old not sure of the model my wife tells me that the door seems heavier than before I am thinking a spring has let go if so how do you change the spring or fix...


Most likely the spring or springs that help the door up are broken. Usually, if you remove the lower front panel (usually 2 screws hold it on) you can access the springs. If they are broken, try your local appliance repair store for new ones. If they are that old, they may be rusted- be careful!

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