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Door Release Spring

PartSelect Number PS11745447

This spring is located in the door section. Sold individually.

This part works with the following brands: KitchenAid, Whirlpool.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door latch failure.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Will Not Start.

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131 of 144 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench set
Customer: Thomas from Austin, TX

Broken handle on dishwasher

Ordered new part(s), parts arrived in a few days, removed the 6 screws holding the control panel cover onto the dishwasher door (requires a torx driver), removed control panel cover (carefully, so as not to break any wires on the wiring harness from the door to the computer board), unscrewed/removed door switch, popped off the the two plastic brackets holding the door handle assembly (door handle, latch bracket, door latch actuator, spring) to the front door, removed the broken handle, installed the new handle, reversed steps, done. Works like a champ.

The one thing I did do at the same time is notice that there's only one return spring for the door handle (even though both the handle and latch bracket have hooks for springs on both sides. I suspect this is what caused the door handle to break in the first place (the spring causes uneven tension on the handle, which over time caused the arms on the handle to catch and break). So I also ordered a second spring, and when I attached the new door handle to the latch bracket assembly I also installed return springs on both sides. With even tension, the handle doesn't tend to twist when it raises and lowers the latch, so hopefully won't break again. Just a thought while you have the unit off the dishwasher.

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49 of 66 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Nigel from Boca Raton, FL

The door handle broke inside so that it was all loose and was difficult to close.

Recoved the screws which secured the handle assembly (approx 8). Removed the old parts and screwed home the new parts and replaced the assembly. Worked perfectly.

The hardest thing for me was to decipher the model number as they use '1s' and 'Is' and you can't tell them apart.

Also the part diagrams should have each part number listed to make it easier. Took me longer to work out what to order than do the repair.

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7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: WILLIAM from BUENA pARK, CA

Door would not latch.

Partial disassembly determined thar the plastic handle was broken and a tensnioning spring was missing (had fallen out of reach within door) Ordered new replacement parts and received next day. Great delivery service. Installed in short time by removing four screws, disconnecting two wires and reversing procedures to reassemble. Finding parts on line was a great help and the delivery service was great,

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5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: john from queensbury, NY

Door handle broke on dishwasher

removed 6 screws removed upper console of door and swapped out broken handle with new one. installed required spring and closed up console of door. real easy it took less than 15 minutes .

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4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Release Spring
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Lore from Sunland, CA

Broken handle

The repair would have been really easy if the parts replaced had come all in one...When you order a replacement handle they do not include the 2 small springs....
the springs are a bit hard to get on, but once they were in place everything went well. You need 2 people to assemble it.
One to hold the door and the guts of the electronics, and the other to install the handle.

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4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: thomas from Littleton, CO

Dishwasher door would close but not latch

The door catch clearly was not acutating correctly when the door handle was depressed. I removed the 6 screws (star pattern, not phillips) from the top of the door to allow access to the door handle and catch. the door handle is made from a thin and poorly constructed plastic piece with two arms that attach to the body of the latch. The latch has an electrical switch that has two wires attached to it. Note the location of the wires before you disconnect them. remove the latch assembly and door handle together. Remove the damaged door handle. Note where the return springs are located on the handle and latch. Replace the new handle on the latch mechanism, attach the springs, put the complete mechanism in the door and replace the screws. Finding the problem took 5 minutes and the remove of the top of the door. Waited 4 days for the part, 10 minutes to install the new part and back in operation

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3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Ken from Mission Viejo, CA

Handle lock was not functioning

I removed the upper cover removed the handle assembly found the broken part pried it off and pried the new piece back on. It is a snap fit with plastic to plastic so I hope they hold up.

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Mark from Storrs, CT

Handle pivot cracked off, so dw would not lock closed

removed the top panel (6 screws), popped of the old handle, poppd on the new one, added the springs, and reassambled top panel. The nly thing that would have been easier is if the top panel did not need screws! Took 5 minutes to complete. Good self-service design.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Lesley from CAMILLUS, NY

Broken handle

I wasn't sure at first what was causing my door not to latch. When I removed the dishwasher cover, I discovered that the handle had completely broken away on one side and was about to break on the other. It was fairly easy to change out, and I'm not mechanical at all. (Do I dare admit that I'm female?). Watching an online video helped quite a bit. Since I was replacing the handle anyways, I went ahead and ordered new door release springs also. The dishwasher only comes with one, but there's space for one on each side, so I figured that two are better than one and they weren't expensive.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Release Spring
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Judy from EDWARDSVILLE, IL

Door release spring

used needle nose pliers to stretch the spring from the handle to the area that engages the electrical contacts to run the dishwasher. I too noticed that I could have used a second spring, but this one is holding nicely. The only thing is, the door didn't close and lock properly for a day. I used a long stick with a rubber guard to prevent slip to hold the door closed during use. I was happy to see that the door began latching on its own successfully after that.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jessica from Gilmanton, NH

Door handle broke

Unscrewed top 6 screws to pull away panel and replaced handle and attached the springs. Screwed panel back in. Handle is made of plastic, which is why is breaks so easily. Also product numbers are confusing using both ones and the letters I and L.

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2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: John from Lutherville, MD

Door latch broke inside the dishwasher

1) unscrew the top part of the dishwasher which contains the control panel
2)remove the spring attached to the latch
3)removed the broken latch and replaced it with the new latch and connect the springs to each side of the latch
4)attach the panel cover and screw it back together with the 6 screws

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Buffalo, NY

Play in handle

I removed the same six torques screws needed to replace to touch panel. Snapped the new handle in place. Replaced the springs. Reinstalled the touch panel.

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0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Diane from Oceano, CA

Handle broke and dishwasher was unusable

My husband took off the old handle, we found the new part, it was delivered within a day and went back in with no difficulty. Easiest repair!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Timothy from Geneva, IL

The door handle was loose and not returning to it's home position

Took the top 6 screws out of the door and removed the top front panel. Saw that the handle was broken and one of the springs had fallen into the door. Ordered the replacement parts (diagrams on the site were great!). Once received, easily replaced the handle and the springs. Tested and everything worked like a champ. It literally could not have been easier.

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