One of the door tension springs and related plastic clip failed causing door to open under full weight

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Michael From Redmond, WA

Nov 30, 2007

33 out of 37 people found this instruction helpful

Per the recommendation from PartSelect.com, I purchased 2 new springs and 2 new clips - one set for each side. With the bottom cover plate removed below the door, I removed the remaining spring and clip and installed the 2 new springs and clips by hand. The door now opens with resistance and won't even stay completely opened unless the lower dishwasher tray is rolled out on it. it's like new.
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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spring Linkage

Part Number: PS420766

$16.73
In Stock

Door Spring

Part Number: PS724932

$23.91
In Stock