Door opens abruptly, not slowly. Takes more effort to close than it should.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mark From Newport Coast, CA

May 22, 2012

The plastic hook on the door link kits for these dishwashers don't last very long. I don't know if it's bad plastic, bad design, or both, but I've replaced these three times now. The hook on the pulley side snaps and you get the symptoms described above. Others have done a good job describing how to do this repair. The only thing I'd add is that if this happens again I am going to have a replacement hook made out of metal at an online fabricator. The plastic is just not a good solution for that part. If this is your first time repairing this and only one side is broken, do yourself a favor and replace both sides now--the other side will be breaking soon :) And keep the part number somewhere handy--- you will need it again in a couple of years.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock