The door cable link broke - door would not open smoothly!

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Chandra From Edison, NJ

Jan 29, 2008

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Received the part from PartSelect the day after I placed my order - great service! My dishwasher would not slide out more than 6-8 inches from the cabinet without having to remove the plumbing and electrical which I was trying to avoid. The solution was for me to request my wife to help me out by positioning the spring into the hole in the back panel of the dishwasher (the other end of the spring is the part into which the "eye" of this link goes). She has much smaller hands and she was able to do it in a minute :-) This was the hardest part - once the spring was in, it's just a matter of threading the link over the 2 spindles and insert the other end of the link into the "arm" on the dishwasher door. I found that it was easy to do this once I stretched the spring using a pair of pliers with one hand while threading the link with the other. All done in under 30 minutes.

BTW, I thought I read in another review/story that PartSelect shipped out 2 links in this package - I only found 1 complete set - link, spindles, etc. I only wanted the link, so I guess the other parts just live in my toolbox. I really think this link is going to keep breaking often (it's a really badly designed hinge!), so I wish PartSelect had a package consisting only of these links without the other components.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

$19.16
In Stock