Door Balance Link Kit

PartSelect Number PS972325

Manufacturer Part Number 8194001
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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:

  • Door latch failure.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Noisy.
  • Leaking.
  • Will Not Start.
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Parts Used

  • Door Balance Link Kit

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)

CustomerJohn from Minden, NV

Noisy door

I found instructions on line when I goggled my dishwasher name and model number with the words noisy door. There were three or four good suggestions at a couple of the sites I visited. I tried applying vasoline, then silicone to the rope where it travels through the plastic guides but that just cut the sound down about 50%. My dishwasher has plastic guides that look like rollers but they don't turn, they are fixed in place. The ropes squeak as the pass over the guides. The replacement part kit has plastic guides that turn like wheels now so the rope does not drag over them and squeak. This repair could be done by me in 20 minutes or less every time now that I know what I am doing.

I removed the black bottom metal cover then turned the nuts on the adjusting (leveling) bolts to lower the front end of the dishwasher so I could pull it out of the cabinet. Once I lowered is as low as it would go I opened the door and pushed down on it which tilts the dishwasher down and you pull out on it and the top lip clears the cabinet. If your dishwasher just pulls out the first time you try these steps may not be necessary.
Once the dishwasher is out the guides and rope are down at the bottom in the front by the door. It's obvious what to do to replace them.

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Parts Used

  • Door Balance Link Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customergarret from Fair Haven, NJ

Door spring cable broken

You need to pull the unit out to get access to the spring connected to the rear leg frame. Use the everything in the kit. The rollers are upgraded and will guid the cable better.

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Parts Used

  • Door Balance Link Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRandall from Moreno Valley, CA

Broken door links

Remove two screws at top that fasten dishwasher to cabinet. Slide dishwasher out to expose the two links that attach the door to the springs. Fit the new links to the springs and door.

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Parts Used

  • Door Balance Link Kit

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerMartin from Discovery Bay, CA

The door spring link broke.

Unplug dishwasher and slide it out from under cabinet. Remove old broken link (a heavy string between two plastic parts) and replace with new one. Slide dishwasher back and plug it in. Very easy and no tools required.

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Parts Used

  • Door Balance Link Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)

CustomerMark from Seattle, WA

Dishwasher door falls when opened

First, I bought the door balance link to replace the broken links that connect to the springs.

Because I didn't have enough slack to simply pull out the dishwasher far enough to reach the springs, I had to disconnect the water line and electrical wiring.
The only reason my repair took as long as it did was because there was so little room underneath the dishwasher for disconnecting the water line. I had to buy a shorter adjustable wrench. Also, I had leaks after reconnecting the water line. I had to tighten the compression nut as far as it would go. The nut wrapped around a white substance that had been applied to the threads (I believe this is called pipe tape), which did the trick for sealing the leak.

The repair was a complete success! The parts arrived fast and the information from other customers on the the PartsSelect website was invaluable.

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