The door balance pulley cord broke

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Dale From Edmonds, WA

May 13, 2011

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opened the washer door and removed the two screws holding the washer in place under the kitchen counter, adjusted the washer height lower to slide the washer out from under the counter, being careful not to accidently detach any wiring or hoses. Unable to pull the washer out much, counter trim too tight, made job a bit more challenging. Spring's hook came off the hole at back of the washer, with limited access, it took some time to get the hook re-mounted. Once done, the rest was pretty straight forward. Used a looped cord to tension the spring, so I could work without tension on the pulley cord. If I had easier access to my dishwasher, the job would have been easy. One thing, while moving the washer in & out, the pump gasket came up inside the washer, be sure the pump gasket is seated before running the washer. Once I pressed the gasket back down, everything worked fine, no leaks.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock