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PartSelect Number PS972325
This kit includes 2 door balance links and 2 door balance mounts with wheels.
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:
I could see a broken cord connecting the door to one of the springs, ordered the replacement parts kit, and followed the instructions to replace both sides. The replacement was simple, but removing the dishwasher required some creative work to free the flanges holding the unit behind the cabinet face. The feed line compression fitting leaked, requiring me to cut and replace with a new fitting. However, the replacement parts worked perfectly for a great price.
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I really appreciate this feature of this website. The inappropriate part photo had me wondering if I had the wrong part, but the repair descriptions made it clear that it was what I was seeking.I'll do *anything* to avoid unhooking cables and hoses under a counter. Turns a half hour job into a multi-day leak chase. So... do this job per all the other posts. But pull the unit out only as far as the cables and hoses allow. You can do this. Really. Lie prone in front of the unit and handle the (fallen and disconnected) spring with a hand you've threaded through from the center.
Hey, I just want to say thanks for having the parts. The repair was so simple my husband (he never fixes things) did it before I even walked into the room. Sure beats calling a repair guy and paying the $75-$100 minimum. He just unscrewed the dishwasher from the counter, looked at the other side to find out where to attach the part to the spring, and did it.Again, thanks for having the parts.
shut off water supply and elect. pulled the dishwasher out from under the counter about a foot. part of the repair kit did not match the old part .however the only part i really needed was the link cord. very easy to replace.
Ordered the parts online and had them at the house 3 days later. Pulled the dishwasher out and restrung the link/cord through the pulleys and then connected to the spring and then the spring to the back of the dishwasher.Literally done in under 5 min if that. Very very easy. You can look at the other side to see how the cord goes through the pulleys.
easy fix, well worth the time...figure I saved $200-300 by doing it myself....make sure you route the cord between the roller and the little guide finger...easy to miss and creat a friction point that will cut the cord more quickly....
The repair packet contained 2 links with new pulley plastic pieces. It said to replace all of the parts. I could see that the old plastic pulley part only used 1 pulley. They had re-engineered to add a second pulley.Changed out parts with no issues.
I used a screwdriver to remove the bottom panel and pulled out the appliance. Tools were not required for the rest of the repair. The left side was not broken so I just duplicated the arrangement with the new parts on the right. Hook the spring to the back of the chassis. Hook one end of the link cord onto the door and lace it through the pulley and guide. Pull the spring with one hand and hook the other end of the link cord onto the spring with the other. Push the appliance back in and replace the bottom panel. Done in 10 minutes.
only needed screwdriver to remove screws that hold dishwasher to cabinet. hook up new sting to spring , pull around pullys and hook up to door
I put the spring back in place, attached the cord/link, then it took two of us to attach the other end of the link. It took a lot of pull to attach the second end of the link, however very simple to accopmlish.
Received the part from PartSelect the day after I placed my order - great service! My dishwasher would not slide out more than 6-8 inches from the cabinet without having to remove the plumbing and electrical which I was trying to avoid. The solution was for me to request my wife to help me out by positioning the spring into the hole in the back panel of the dishwasher (the other end of the spring is the part into which the "eye" of this link goes). She has much smaller hands and she was able to do it in a minute :-) This was the hardest part - once the spring was in, it's just a matter of threading the link over the 2 spindles and insert the other end of the link into the "arm" on the dishwasher door. I found that it was easy to do this once I stretched the spring using a pair of pliers with one hand while threading the link with the other. All done in under 30 minutes.BTW, I thought I read in another review/story that PartSelect shipped out 2 links in this package - I only found 1 complete set - link, spindles, etc. I only wanted the link, so I guess the other parts just live in my toolbox. I really think this link is going to keep breaking often (it's a really badly designed hinge!), so I wish PartSelect had a package consisting only of these links without the other components.
Forget about trying to lube these hinges! This is a "known problem" relating to the nylon cord and pulley configuration. The real solution is to replace this faulty part and it's really easy to do... check out KitchenAid site for help.
Easy to find part online, quick delivery, new part had different end but site claimed it fits my brand/model and it DID! One of my few true "five minute jobs"
I removed the screws holding in the dishwasher and pulled the unit out. The broken door balance link was removed from the door balance. The door balance was removed from the dishwasher with a socket and replaced with the new balance. The new door balance link was hooked on the door and threaded through the balance, The spring was hooked into the back of the dishwasher through the frame. With the pliers the hook on the spring was grabbed, extended and the hook on the spring was fished through the door balance link. The process was repeated for the opposite side.
One side of the door balancer broke. I pulled out the dishwasher and made a really strong one out of wire rope and clamps. 2 weeks later it broke again, so I ordered the link kit. I received it in a couple of days. But when I pulled out the dishwasher to replace my broken part I discovered that the original part on the other side broke. I put one of the new parts on the broken side and left my part on the other. I want to see which one lasts the longest.
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