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Door Release Spring – Part Number: WP8268540
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Door Release Spring

Product Description

Door Release Spring Specifications

This spring is located in the door section. Sold individually.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Door latch failure, Door won’t close, Will Not Start.

This part works with the following products:

Dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands:

KitchenAid, Whirlpool.

Part # WP8268540 replaces these:

8268540.
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Thomas from Austin, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Broken handle on dishwasher
Ordered new part(s), parts arrived in a few days, removed the 6 screws holding the control panel cover onto the dishwasher door (requires a torx driver), removed control panel cover (carefully, so as not to break any wires on the wiring harness from the door to the computer board), unscrewed/removed door switch, popped off the the two plastic brackets holding the door handle assembly (door handle, latch bracket, door latch actuator, spring) to the front door, removed the broken handle, installed the new handle, reversed steps, done. Works like a champ.

The one thing I did do at the same time is notice that there's only one return spring for the door handle (even though both the handle and latch bracket have hooks for springs on both sides. I suspect this is what caused the door handle to break in the first place (the spring causes uneven tension on the handle, which over time caused the arms on the handle to catch and break). So I also ordered a second spring, and when I attached the new door handle to the latch bracket assembly I also installed return springs on both sides. With even tension, the handle doesn't tend to twist when it raises and lowers the latch, so hopefully won't break again. Just a thought while you have the unit off the dishwasher.
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Nigel from Boca Raton, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
8193882, WP8524471, WP8269117, WP8268540
The door handle broke inside so that it was all loose and was difficult to close.
Recoved the screws which secured the handle assembly (approx 8). Removed the old parts and screwed home the new parts and replaced the assembly. Worked perfectly.

The hardest thing for me was to decipher the model number as they use '1s' and 'Is' and you can't tell them apart.

Also the part diagrams should have each part number listed to make it easier. Took me longer to work out what to order than do the repair.
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WILLIAM from BUENA pARK, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Door would not latch.
Partial disassembly determined thar the plastic handle was broken and a tensnioning spring was missing (had fallen out of reach within door) Ordered new replacement parts and received next day. Great delivery service. Installed in short time by removing four screws, disconnecting two wires and reversing procedures to reassemble. Finding parts on line was a great help and the delivery service was great,
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Lore from Sunland, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WP8268540
broken handle
The repair would have been really easy if the parts replaced had come all in one...When you order a replacement handle they do not include the 2 small springs....
the springs are a bit hard to get on, but once they were in place everything went well. You need 2 people to assemble it.
One to hold the door and the guts of the electronics, and the other to install the handle.
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john from queensbury, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
door handle broke on dishwasher
removed 6 screws removed upper console of door and swapped out broken handle with new one. installed required spring and closed up console of door. real easy it took less than 15 minutes .
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thomas from Littleton, CO
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Dishwasher door would close but not latch
The door catch clearly was not acutating correctly when the door handle was depressed. I removed the 6 screws (star pattern, not phillips) from the top of the door to allow access to the door handle and catch. the door handle is made from a thin and poorly constructed plastic piece with two arms that attach to the body of the latch. The latch has an electrical switch that has two wires attached to it. Note the location of the wires before you disconnect them. remove the latch assembly and door handle together. Remove the damaged door handle. Note where the return springs are located on the handle and latch. Replace the new handle on the latch mechanism, attach the springs, put the complete mechanism in the door and replace the screws. Finding the problem took 5 minutes and the remove of the top of the door. Waited 4 days for the part, 10 minutes to install the new part and back in operation
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Ken from Mission Viejo, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Handle lock was not functioning
I removed the upper cover removed the handle assembly found the broken part pried it off and pried the new piece back on. It is a snap fit with plastic to plastic so I hope they hold up.
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Lesley from CAMILLUS, NY
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Broken handle
I wasn't sure at first what was causing my door not to latch. When I removed the dishwasher cover, I discovered that the handle had completely broken away on one side and was about to break on the other. It was fairly easy to change out, and I'm not mechanical at all. (Do I dare admit that I'm female?). Watching an online video helped quite a bit. Since I was replacing the handle anyways, I went ahead and ordered new door release springs also. The dishwasher only comes with one, but there's space for one on each side, so I figured that two are better than one and they weren't expensive.
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Jessica from Gilmanton, NH
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Door handle broke
Unscrewed top 6 screws to pull away panel and replaced handle and attached the springs. Screwed panel back in. Handle is made of plastic, which is why is breaks so easily. Also product numbers are confusing using both ones and the letters I and L.
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Mark from Storrs, CT
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WP8269117, WP8268540
Handle pivot cracked off, so DW would not lock closed
removed the top panel (6 screws), popped of the old handle, poppd on the new one, added the springs, and reassambled top panel. The nly thing that would have been easier is if the top panel did not need screws! Took 5 minutes to complete. Good self-service design.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11745447
Manufacturer Part Number: WP8268540
Brand
Model Number
Description
KitchenAid
KUDC01TMBL0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC01TMBL1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC01TMBL6
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC01TMWH1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC01TMWH6
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC01TMWHO
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBL0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBL1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBL2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBL3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBL4
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBS1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBS2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBS3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRBS4
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRWH0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRWH1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRWH2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRWH3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC02IRWH4
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBL0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBL1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBL2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBL3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBS0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBS1
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBS2
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03ITBS3
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03IVBL0
Dishwasher
KitchenAid
KUDC03IVBL1
Dishwasher