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972325-1-S-Whirlpool-8194001           -Door Balance Link Kit
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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 Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: WOODBURY from ROCHESTER, NH

Link nylon anchor broke apart

For some reason I wasn't able to pull the dishwasher all the way out. Had my wife with a smaller hands and arms reached in and attached the spring with the link end onto the dishwaster anchor point. I then put on both nylon rollers. The link anchor point and rope went over the upper roller first. I then struggled and managed, with lots of pulling, to get the rope over the lower nylon roller. All went well with reattaching the water and drain lines. Plumbing in tight spaces is made for small people. This old body does not bend like it use too.
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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Don from Dana Point, CA

One side of the door spring link was broken.

I've had to do this repair at least twice before over the last few years so I stand by my original assertion that the door "balance link kit" reflects very poor design. Well, maybe the design would be okay if the materials were not prone to breakage. However, a simpler spring-only mechanism would have been more reliable. The current design uses string embedded in plastic that latches to a hook area for both sides of the door (frame). The string is threaded around a hub and then to a spring that is in turn connected to the chassis at a rather distant point which also adds to the difficulty due to requiring greater access to the dishwasher sides. It would be much better if the repair could be done without necessitating removal of the entire unit from the cabinet cavity first. I noted that this time around there's been a redesign so that the hub is no longer a round fixed knob but now includes a rotatable wheel. So perhaps there'll now be less wear on the strings that with the prior design! -- D.A.D

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Lance from Angels Camp, CA

Door fell open - link broke

Remove power. Remove drain line from sink. Remove hot water line at connection. Remove 2 screws that hold dishwasher to countertop (on top). Pull dishwasher out. Find spring as it has shot to the back when the nylon cord link broke. Hook Spring back in. Attach cord loop end (hard plastic) to spring. Attach other end to door hook. Now stretch spring to loosen cord and slip around pully system. Push dishwasher back in and rehook all connections.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Lawrence from Tucson, AZ

Door counterbalance cable broken

Remove two screws on retainer clips holding dishwasher to counter and pulled out dishwasher. Slide new nylon cord mounting clip into slot where old part is located, rethread the cord around pulleys and attach end to spring. Need pliers to pull and stretch spring. This was the hardest part of the job but not very difficult. Push dishwasher back into counter and replace the two screws into the hold down clips under counter top. Whole job took 20 minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Caesar from Layton, UT

Broken spring cord for door

First I removed the two screws holding the dishwasher in place. Then I pulled the dishwasher forward from under the counter about 2 feet, attached the new part to the spring and pulley, then pushed the dishwasher back into place and installed screws.
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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Brian from Boca Raton, FL

The cord that connects the door to a sprink broke.

Once the cord broke, the stainless steel door became very heavy (eventhough the other side cord/spring combo was intact). My order came within days. The repair kit came with two complete sets (left and right sides). The repair was simple. I used the unbroken side as a guide to fix the broken side. I used all parts from the kit. The part of the repair that required time was to disconnect the electric, plumbing and drain lines. In order to pull the diswasher from the cabinet. Just remember to turn the water back on when you are finished!

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2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Daniel from River Falls, WI

Primary problem door dropped open

I first replaced the door balance kit. I had to unhook the water supply to pull the unit out. I replaced the door balance kit first. The pieces were slightly different than my old parts, but fairly easy to figure out. Also, the spring was off on one side so had to confirm where to reconnect it. That took about 30 minutes. I then took out the racks and installed the chopper. The old one came out easily, but it took about 20 minutes to seat the new chopper properly and then reassemble the lower arm. This part of the repair was about another 30 minutes total. Lastly, I replaced the upper rack adjusters, which had broken a while ago and I had pulled together with nylon straps. The new adjusters have metal screws which should be more durable than the plastic clips used in the original equipment. This part of the job took about another 20 minutes, but was easy to complete. The dishwasher door works like new and the top rack is easier to load with the adjusters working properly again.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from Nipomo, CA

Counterbalance spring link broken

I removed the 2 screws that held the dishwasher under the counter. Pulled the dishwasher out and easily replaced the replacement link. I slid the dishwasher back under the counter and replaced the 2 screws. Everything now works as it should

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: John from Pittsburg, CA

Door squeeking right after waranty expired

This kit repaired the loud squeeking immediately. Worth the money because with this kit both wheels turn, so that the loud squeeking door noise wont come back. Dont waste money on the OEM kit.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: JAMES from OXFORD, OH

Broken plastic clip that holds the cord.

Followed instructions on the web video and the paper that came with the part. The spring was very difficult to stretch to hook the cord. Skinned my knuckles and required a helper to get it together.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Austin, TX

Rope break on the door balance system

Pulled the dishwasher out of the cabinet, set the rope with the plastic ends on the spring and lever for the door and pulled the spring into it's holder and returned the washer into the cabinet. I ordered the part on the 27 in the morning and it got here on the 28th in the afternoon. Local part store wanted $40.00 for the same kit and I got it from you at less than 25.00. I also got to skip the service fee which would probably be about 65 dollars.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Helen from Lake Clarke Shores, FL

String holding dishwasher door in static position broke

Removed screws holding dishwasher to countertop and pulled dishwasher out about a foot from the cabinets. Spring had jumped out of position on one side where door opens and closes. String was broken. Used old string to thread new string onto pulley wheels. did not replace the wheels in the kit since they did not appear to be damaged.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Ronald from Fort Lauderdale, FL

The door tension system failed.

Chronic problem with KitchenAid dishwasher -- the connection between the tensioning spring on each side and the dishwasher door are two cheap twine-and-plastic assemblies. Opening and closing the door stresses the twine, and eventually it breaks on one side or the other. The only way to fix it is to replace the twine-and-plastic assembly, which is really simple to do once the replacement part is received. Takes longer to pull the dishwasher out from under the counter than it does to replace the part. In seven years, this is the fifth time one of these parts has failed.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: Kenneth from Albany, OR

Door balance cabke failed and the door comes down with a crash!

After ordering the door balance kit I viewed the helpful repair video courtesty of Parts Direct. When the parts arrived I jumped right in, drained and unhooked the water feed line and removed the floor plate, carefully pulled out the dishwasher and began on one side. This gives the other side undisturbed for a guide. After the failed side was complete I moved to the left side and then just reversed my earlier process. I did recheck the water line to be sure it was not leaking. It went well; I finished in an hour from start to finish.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: JAMES from FORT PIERCE, FL

Broken left balance

Remove the 2- screws attaching the dishwasher to the base cabinets on each side. Next , slide the dish washer forward and determine if the water supply needs to be disconnected. If it does, turn off the water to the dishwasher and disconnect the supply line. Now slide the dishwsher forward to expose the balance linkage. Remove the old balances and reinstall new in reverse order.The repair kit also includes new updated rollers that are easy to install.Slide the dishwasher back,hook up the water supply and secure with the 2- installation screws. Load it up with dirty dishes

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