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Removing decor door

I need to remove the decor door from a defunct dishwasher but don't have the instruction manual

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With the door open all of the way you should see a series or torx 20 (small star shaped round head) screws around the perimeter of the inner stainless steel door panel. The outer door is usually held on by the topmost 2 screws on the outer corners and 1 on either side of the door in the second position up from the bottom of the door. There may also be a catch under the panel which will require the door to be slid upwards a little.

Be careful when the panel releases as there is about 15 to 20 pounds of spring pressure and the door may want to snap shut.

There may also be a small plastic cap on either side of the door panel about 8 inches from the top. Under these caps is a screw which clamps the door panel down. It will have to be loosened or removed if there.

There is no danger in removing all of the torx screws from the inner panel if the door still will not release.

This is for the standard installation but bear in mind that not everyone follows the instructions when installing the panels...


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