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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:
My door spring had broken and I was going to leave it until the door gasket failed and started leaking. After removing the parts, I got on-line and order what I needed. I found everything easier than I thought. I got the parts a few days later and put the gasket in first. Looking at it, you'll find theres slotted ribs at both ends. Those areas go in the bottom corners because of the "S" curve. Simply push in and voila, you're done. At first the door will be firm to shut, but gets better- NO LEAKS! As far as the door spring...you don't have to remove the whole dishwasher. Simply unscrew the bottom plate under the door and reach in, rehook. Piece of cake. This site is wonderful. All the parts and easy to use.
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We removed the bottom access panel, and were able to remove the broken spring. As others have suggested, we ordered two new springs, so we could replace them both at the same time. Unlike others, we didn't have to move the dishwasher out a few inches to access the springs. An easier repair than it might have been!
Unscrewed the dishwasher from counter, located in center front, pulled the dishwasher out, very easy, only about 12 inches, opened the door and saw where the springs went. The spring on the right was missing entirely. Hooked the new springs into place, closed the door, slid the dishwasher back into place. Took about 5 minutes. Thanks to this web site, and the fact that other people had reported how to do the repair. Only cost was that of the springs!
I removed the 2 screws that hold the dishwasher in so I could pull it out. I found out later I didnt need to do this. then I removed the bottom cover and saw the spring that was broken. I removed the spring, hooked the new one into place and I was done. This was the easiest repair I ever had to do.
Removed the lower panel (two screws near the floor, two screws with the door open).Remove screws holding the top of the dishwasher in place.Remove two screws holding the incoming water switch.Pull the dishwasher out to access the left side of the dishwasher.With the door closed remove the spring (replaced both left and right).Test the motion of the door.Reverse the process 1. push dishwasher back in2. Attach water switch bracket3. Attach top screws that hold the dishwasher in place4. Replace lower panel5. Attach screws for lower panelTest the door motion,I replaced the gasket a couple of years ago for less than $50. The springs with shipping for less than $25. I wonder how much longer the dishwasher will last. The repairs are easier than putting in a new dishwasher and a whole lot cheaper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Removed two screws holding the dishwasher in place under the cabinet. Pulled the dishwasher out to expose the door springs. Removed the old springs and installed the new ones in just a few minutes. Pushed the dishwasher back into the cabinet and replaced the screws. Job done.
The parts arrived 20 hours after ordering -great service & the parts were just like like the removed parts only new. The old door gasket was pulled from its groove & and the new gasket was installed witout using tools. No more leaking water.The door spring installation wesa bit more difficult. The front bottom was removed with a nut drive, the broken springs were fished out, new springs were pull onto the arms and the cover put back in place. Not a bad job for a crippled, one-eyed 82 year old man.
First, open the dishwasher door and unscrew it from countertop or side of the cabinet. Second, close the dishwasher door and lock it. Thrid, pull entire washer out slowly. Fourth, remove old door spring on both side and replace with new one using needle nose plier. Fifth, unscrew drain hose from under washer and under the sink disposal and replace with new one. Sixth, run washer and ck for leak then push it back under the counter top...done
I ordered a new door gasket and door spring. I unscrewed the two screws that hold the dishwasher in place and pulled it out. I pulled the old broken spring off with pliers and installed the new one ,,,very easy. I then took the new door gasket and soaked it in hot water in the sink for 15 min. That made it very soft and pliable to work with. I used pliers to pull the old gasket out then cleaned the area around the old gasket where crud had built up. I pushed in the new gasket working from top to bottom one side at a time. Turned it on an ran through a cycle and it works perfect now ,,,no leaks.
I removed the front panel below the door. There are 4 Hex screws, two at the top (accessible with the door open) and two at the bottom. After removing the screws, the panel came off, and I could reach inside to replace the springs. I found it easier to use a socket wrench than a screw driver.Easily done. Anybody can do it. It took longer to clean up the panel than to do the actual repair.
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