detergent door was not opening during wash

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher

ModelDU8700XY-1

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Greta From Benbrook, TX

Jan 14, 2014

I ordered door cover kit #4387043. It comes with new door cover (lid), new pin, spring, latch and snap. Two problems I encountered was 1)with the spring - there is a trick to replacing it. I had to look up how to put the spring on properly. Go to YouTube and Partselect "Dishwasher Repair - Replacing the Lid Spring (Whirlpool Part # 8066018) " will show you the trick. Was a cinch after I knew the trick. 2) you must take door apart to replace snap that goes with the latch, so you might want to replace the detergent door first and see if that solves your problem without changing the latch. It is workable, but I had to go on line and look for diagram to put back together. Just frustrating but for less than $20.00 solved the problem. Good luck.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Detergent Dispenser Cover Kit

Part Number: PS370872

$17.52
In Stock