388959-1-S-Whirlpool-8066018           -Lid Spring
388959-1-S-Whirlpool-8066018           -Lid Spring 388959-2-S-Whirlpool-8066018           -Lid Spring

Lid Spring

PartSelect Number PS388959

This metallic spring is for your dishwasher's soap cup cover.

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:

  • Will not dispense detergent or Jet Dry.
  • Door latch failed.
  • Not cleaning properly.
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30 of 35 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerHAROLD from FISHERSVILLE VA

Worn out spring on detergent release box lid

First, examine very carefully how the old spring relates to the detergent release box lid. Note that the top of the spring has a square-end upside down "U" . This rests on a small ledge on the detergent box. Also note that on either end of the spring is a straight extension of the spring wire. These two "legs" must rest on the inside of the edge of the detergent box. Second, use a flat blade screw driver to pry the LID hinge pin from the mounting "posts. Remove the pin, first noting the position of the spring. Reassemble the spring on the hinge pin in reverse order. Then snap the lid onto the spring using the two mounting "posts". NOTE: I used a very fine needle nose pliers to move the two spring "legs" behind the detergent box edge after I had mounted the lid. Flip the lid down to test if the spring pressure on the lid can be felt. Harold Kitzmann, Fishersville VA

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJo-Anne from Columbia SC

The pin was broken

but the pin in and add the pin though the 2 tabs close door on it open it up move the springs backwards to the door

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11 of 28 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKEVIN from PLAINFIELD IL

Soap dispenser door/spring broken

removed old parts and re-installed new parts. The spring is a little hard to get to the right point without a jewelers screwdriver, after that everything worked fine.

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5 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEmile from Jamaica NY

Inserting lid spring

Had to be careful positioning the spring without breaking the hinge pin. Requires a certain amount of patience.

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6 of 18 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Lid Spring

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Dubuque IA

Soap dish door does not always pop open

the plastic pin that retains the spring has a head on one end that hits a plastic stop on the door to keep it from coming out. I used a small grinder and made a flat spot on the head diameter to make it easy to slide out. This is easier than trying to pry the door off the pin at the two retaing snaps. I was conderned these pin retainer clips were brittle and would break off.
Once the pin is slid out, it is a matter to hold the new spring holes in line with the pin. rotate pin so flat side you ground is turned up, so pin will not move out that way. Tiij about an hour

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2 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerRobert from Port Clinton OH

Soap lid pin broken

Snap the old lid off, remove the pin & spring & install new Pin & Spring. Very easy. Thanks To Parts Select got the right parts.

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0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerD from Sadieville KY

Will not dispense soap

Remove old spring pin, spring, door
Waste of time effort and money didn't change a thing still won't dispense soap to wash dishes

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5 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJim from Oktaha OK

Soap lid missing

Replacing the pin with the spring is a little tricky, it was hard to hold it. And the little plastic pin breaks real easy too, its hard to get the lid to snap in place without breaking the pin.

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