452475-1-S-Frigidaire-5300809703        -Single Door Spring
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Single Door Spring

PartSelect Number PS452475

NOTE: Sold individually. This door spring is four and a half inches long. It is used for some dishwashers. These springs tend to wear out at the same rate, so you should replace both of your dishwasher door springs at the same time.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door latch failure.
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Parts Used:
  • Single Door Spring
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Max from Milwaukie, OR

Dishwasher door spring broke, letting the door fly down too fast

I removed some philips screws from the kick plate along the bottom of the dishwasher. I then removed some trim screws on the sides of the bottom door panel (the smaller panel below the door on the front of the dishwasher). There were also two screws into the top of the lower panel that you can only see when the door is open. This let me remove the whole lower door panel and kick plate. It was now possible to see the springs on the left and right, and it is actually possible to change them at this point, just with access through the front. However, it is very awkward. Contrary to what some repairs have said, it really is much easier if you can pull the dishwasher out from under the counter about 6 inches. To do that, you'll have to unbolt it, and that will vary depending on how yours was mounted. You may find brackets along the front, screws or bolts through the frame into the floor, and/or retaining straps from the top up to the counter.

Beyond that, it's simple. You'll see that the spring hooks into a slot or hole on a large L-shaped bracket that moves with the door. There is one on each side at the bottom of the door. The other end of each spring hooks through a hole in the frame rail on the bottom. There will likely be several holes, letting you choose how tight you want the spring (this controls how easily the door will drop).
A pair of needlenose pliers is handy for getting the spring end into the holes.

Again, it was a lot easier doing this from the outside of the dishwasher after pulling it out a few inches.

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Parts Used:
  • Single Door Spring
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Andrew from Canton, MI

Spring broke

Removed 2 screws from the Access Panel and 2 screws from the Toe Plate using a Phillips head screwdriver. The broken spring was removed and replaced using the opposite spring as a guide as to the position of the spring. The opposite side (the unabroken one) was replaced. The panels were screwed back into place. End of repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from commerce, GA

Door would "fall" open

Removed the "kick plate" (4) screws. the hard part was attaching the springs to the door hooks. you cannot see them, have to go by feel. then stretch them to lower frame. attached the lower door trim piece with three screws.

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Parts Used:
  • Single Door Spring
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Christopher from Pensacola, FL

Door spring broken, door hard to close.

I removed two screws that hold unit to countertop,
just pulled out unit about two inches. Removed broken door springs. Installed new door springs and pushed unit back into place and installed the 2 countertop screws DONE.

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Parts Used:
  • Single Door Spring
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Carol from Duncanville, TX

Door spring broke

Removed the service panel below the door (4 hex-head screws), then reached in and took the old broken spring out (right side) and hooked the new one up.

Glad I bought 2 springs - the other one (left side) broke about a week after I fixed the first one! Replaced it the same way. Helps to have small hands - you can't really see where you're putting the springs but can feel where they should go.

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