Door became instantly very heavy.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set

Don From Wichita Falls, TX

Sep 11, 2011

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Having replaced one side before, I knew what to do. The whole unit has to come forward a few inches. Kill the power, but do not disconnect any lines or hoses. Both my ceramic floor tile, and counter edge are in the way. The edge I can pry off; then I can lift the front legs up onto the tile and slide out a bit to find and replace the broken line. Probably one side is still intact and can serve as a pattern for the other. The spring has to hook to the rear frame, and be pulled quite hard to reattach. I bent a clothes hanger to shape and pulled while my friend hooked the new piece to the door. Pushed back, replaced bottom plate, and reinstalled counter trim. Good as new!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock