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When opening and closing our kenmore elite dishwasher the door springs make an awful creaking sound, how can this be fixed

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Liberally lubricate hinges, spring and any other relavant parts with WD-40.

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  1. Turn off the power to your Kenmore dishwasher before attempting any repairs. If you have a portable Kenmore dishwasher, you can just unplug the power cord from the wall. Built-in dishwashers are hard-wired into the cabinet, so you will have to turn off the breaker switch at the home's circuit breaker box to cut the power.
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