The Soap Dispenser Lid came off.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB4000AWB

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

Todd From Richmond, VA

Aug 25, 2009

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At first I tried putting the spring into the lid where the shorter extension of the spring fit tightly into the recessed part of the lid. (If you look at the lid where the hole is for the spring and pin, you see that there is what looks like the arm of the letter "Q".) This worked, but the lid would only open with limited force and would hang down when the dishwasher door was closed.
After looking at it again, I positioned the spring so that the shorter extension of the spring ran through the partially open portion of the spring hole. (Looking at the cup laying flat on the ground, you see that the bottom of the pin/spring hole has a slit in it). This allowed the spring to have greater tension and I have had no more problems. The lid opens with force and stays closed when the dishwasher door is closed (vertical).
This may be a little confusing as I do not know the technical terms for any of this stuff, but I just mess with stuff til it works or breaks, whichever comes first! haha

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Detergent Cup Lid Spring

Part Number: PS2202563

$3.76
In Stock

Long Hinge Pin (Now subbed to Hinge Pin)

Part Number: PS2344472

$3.83
In Stock