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Door Release Spring

PartSelect Number PS392963

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

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:

  • Door latch failure.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Door won’t close.
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102 of 110 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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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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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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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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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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