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PartSelect Number PS11746857
This part provides more flexibility for the door spring.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Un screwed the dishwasher from the underside of my kithcen counter. Removed the copper water hose(after turning off water valves). PUlled the dishwasher from under counter to expose the hinges. Hung the new linkage on the hinge. Stetched the spring from flange on the bottom of the dishwasher to the new linkage. Reattached hose and reconnected the unit to counter top. Job done.
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Removed front access panel Disconnected water supplyPulled dishwasher out approximately 1 foot to gain access to spring linkageConnected new spring linkage to spring, connected other end of spring linkage to doorTested operation of doorSlid dishwasher back into place, reconnected water supply and front access panel
Turned off the water. Disconnected the water supply line. Extracted 2 screws holding the dishwasher. Pulled out the dishwasher. Changed out the nylon spring link. Pushed the dishwasher back into place. Reattached the water line. Turned the water back on. Spring linkage and postage about $15.00. Savings on service call and parts about $175.00. What a deal. Thank you PartSelect.
After pulling dishwasher out both springs easily installed using plastic connectors on the bottom left and right sides. Pliars were used to stretch the springs. It took fifteen minutes at most.
removed 4 screws on lower plate, 2 screws on dishwasher tabs, slid unit out 6 inches, replaced spring linkage
We hired a handyman, who recommended we go online to order the parts. They arrivedat my door in less that 24 hrs! Luckily, the handyman was back the next day as well, andhe installed the new springs and spring linkage.
I pulled the unit out its bay and saw that one spring was missing. I looked up the parts online and ordered replacement springs and linkages. Using the existing spring and linkage as models, I easily installed the new parts. I ordered spare parts in case the other linkage broke.
Pulled D/W out about 1/4 of the way. Kept door latched at all times. Replaced plastic links with new ones. (one was broken but replace in pairs!). Attached springs. No tools required for this. Pushed D/W back in place and secured screws to top. Only tool used was a nut driver to remove the screws holding the D/W to the counter. Total time 7 minutes.
I went at it wrong to start. Then I figured out creating the proper angle that mirrored the normal operation was the trick. I tied a string on to the spring with the plastic part attached then the other end to a hook. I pulled the hook at the correct angle & the plastic part was lifted to its slot. Pushed it down into the slot & cut off the string.Took about 2 minutes that way.
Removed the inside door cover.Next remove door handle/latch/switch assy. Replace assy, replace covers. Done. Door spring linkage, pull out dishwasher to access sides. Insert linkage into spring hook, and install hook onto dishwasher bracket. Or just watch the video.
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