Dishwasher door would hang open with no tension

ApplianceKenmore Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Eva From Northport, NY

Apr 17, 2008

7 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

My dishwasher is an under the counter mounted model. No need to pull it out or move it. I used a screwdriver to remove the casing on the bottom of dishwasher. I then removed another piece that was just behind this casing. When this was done I could see where the springs were on either side of machine right in the front, - easy access. I followed the directions that came with the part. Three simple pieces came in clear bag. You first put plastic red end onto end of long metal piece and put it through the spring. Hook it into place by catching one end of spring. I took notice of how broken springs were hanging in machine and then replaced the new spring. I hung one end of spring on the hook and then pushed other end with red plastic piece through to catch the notch. (You can adjust placement for door tension considering there are at least three notches.) Space was tight so I held onto free end of spring with needle nose pliers and pushed it through with my fingers to the notch. I almost called a repairman to do this for me. That would have been an expensive way out of an extremely easy repair. ANYONE can do this as long as they have finger dexterity. I am thrilled to have a perfectly functioning dishwasher door again. The parts were perfect and much cheaper than buying from Sears or elsewhere.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Spring Assembly with Adjusting Hook

Part Number: PS382742

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