Tension spring line snapped

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Don From Coral Springs, FL

Aug 30, 2012

Most of the repair time involved getting the dishwasher pulled out far enough to make the repair. This involved removing the water feed line, and removing the mounting screws that secured the dishwasher to the sides of the cabinetry. Once that was done, the actual repair required no tools and took about 5 minutes. There are tension springs attached to lines (ropes) which connect to the bottom part of the door on both sides. The plastic part at the end of the tension line which connects to the spring was broken. I just slipped the old broken line off the plastic pulley wheels, replaced it with the new line and reattached it to the spring. You'll need to stretch the spring slightly in order to hook it to the plastic end piece.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock