When opened, the door would fall freely.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher

ModelGSD500D

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Leonard From Palo Alto, CA

Feb 05, 2013

Looked on the web for help. Took off the panel on the front under the door. I did some clean-up (it was greasy.) Saw the 2 springs, the broken "door cable and eyelet", and the other such cable, still unbroken, all rendered useless by the broken part. Removed all those parts (the eyelets slip over some levers on the door, the cables pass over nylon pulleys -- nothing is attached, just held together by tension.) Reassembled the dishwasher (we kept using it, with care.) Found the manual for the dishwasher on-line, found the part number, ordered 2 even though the good one still looked OK. After a few days, parts arrived. No problems assembling -- the spring tension is moderate, if you can do a push-up you can do this.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Cable and Eyelet

Part Number: PS263918

$7.93
In Stock