Dishwasher door opened and closed abnormal force - lost counterbalance

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Edward From Edina, MN

Mar 04, 2010

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Removed the two screws securing the lower access cover below dishwasher door and removed two upper mounting screws securing dishwasher to countertop. Grasped dishwasher near front feet and slid unit out of encloser approximately 12-14 inches. Removed broken balance link cable from attachment point on dishwaher door and from the balance spring. Removed existing balance link pulley/guide assembly from side of dishwasher frame and replaced with new assembly. Connected balance link cable to balance spring, then strung/wrapped new cable through and over pulley/guide and connected cable end to mounting connection on door frame. Completed same process for opposite side of dishwasher. Pushed/slid dishwaher back in to its original position, re-attached the two counter to dishwasher screws and finally reposition the lower front acess panel and secured it with the two screws previously removed.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock