soap dish door does not always pop open

ApplianceKenmore Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

John From Dubuque, IA

Dec 20, 2007

7 out of 19 people found this instruction helpful

the plastic pin that retains the spring has a head on one end that hits a plastic stop on the door to keep it from coming out. I used a small grinder and made a flat spot on the head diameter to make it easy to slide out. This is easier than trying to pry the door off the pin at the two retaing snaps. I was conderned these pin retainer clips were brittle and would break off.
Once the pin is slid out, it is a matter to hold the new spring holes in line with the pin. rotate pin so flat side you ground is turned up, so pin will not move out that way. Tiij about an hour

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lid Spring

Part Number: PS388959

In Stock