left door spring broken - door wouldn't stay up

ApplianceKenmore Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Philip From Hialeah, FL

May 28, 2008

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Removed the two screws securing the dishwasher to the underside of countertop.
Pulled the washer out until the spring mechanism was visible. Vacuumed the area - it was filthy. Assembled the spring and adjusting hook. Took me 4 tries to get the spring into the proper tension slot. Having the other side intact helped in understanding how it worked. Used long nosed pliers to bring spring onto the door retaing plate slot after trying unsuccessfully with regular pliers.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Spring Assembly with Adjusting Hook

Part Number: PS382742

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