One of the springs was broken, The door would not open or close properly. There was also a leak coming from the front of the dishwasher.

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher

ModelFDB989GFC1

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Ron From Montclair, NJ

Aug 02, 2009

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the dishwasher from the cabinet space (two screws) and manually replaced both springs. I replaced one spring first to see if there would be an improvement when the second new spring was installed. There was much better tension once the second new spring was added.That is why changing both springs is recommended. This was very easy.
Changing the gasket was scary because I thought the the whole door would have to be taken apart. You know nothing ever goes back together the same. I feared that I would create an even bigger leak than what I had. Taken the door apart didnt work for me, so I just pulled the old gasket by hand and pressed in the new one. I made sure that it was seated correctly. Voila no leak.
The dishwasher is running as good as new.
I ordered these parts on Friday morning. They were on my door step Monday morning,
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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Spring

Part Number: PS815938

$16.66
In Stock

Bottom Gasket (Now subbed to GASKET)

Part Number: PS9495545

$6.70
In Stock