Right Side Door Springs Broken

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelWU502

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Wrench(Adjustable)

Rock From Freeport, ME

Jun 17, 2008

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With the dishwasher door open remove the 3 srews connecting the top of the dishwasher to the bottom of the kitchen counter top. Remove the lower access panel from the dishwasher and lower the dishwasher about 1/4 inch in the front and back of the dishwasher). Once you have lowered the dishwasher enough slide the dishwasher out about 6 inches (enough to gain access to the door springs on the left and right side). Remove all broken spring parts and replace using new springs. The left side of the door contained a single heavy duty spring and the right side of the door contained a heavy duty and light duty 'helper' spring. I replaced only the right side springs since the left side spring was in excellent condition. When the springs are installed slide the dishwasher back into its original position and raise the dishwasher back up to its original height using the front and back adjustment screws. Replace the 3 screws holding the top of the dishwasher secure to the bottom of the countertop. Ensure that the door opens, closes and latches smoothly and then replace the lower access panel. Job done.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Spring Kit (Now subbed to Door Spring Kit)

Part Number: PS2097003

$15.61
In Stock

USE WPL Y901862 (Now subbed to Door Spring Kit)

Part Number: PS2202520

$13.66
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