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Door Release Spring

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PartSelect Number PS11745447
Manufacturer Part Number WP8268540
Manufactured by Whirlpool
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 products:
KitchenAid, Whirlpool.
Part# WP8268540 replaces these:
AP6012240, 8268540
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    Dave
    September 6, 2017
    Does the little spring attach to the actuator? Or how does it work and exactly where does it connect to? We got the spring and the bolt latch. The handle does not drop down after pushing up to open the door and the door will not hold closed. Do i need the actuator and the handle? These drawing are not that good to do thr assembly. There does not appear to be a video on my model showing latch replacement.I asked for the latch assembly so i could just put it in place and was sent the bolt latch.
    For model number kudl03ivbl0
    Hello Dave, thank you for contacting us. We have a video that shows you have to replace this spring in the door actuator, Its a few mins into the video when they get to the spring part. You can follow the link the below, hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKk9rVDV7Ic

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    Kevin
    May 7, 2018
    Replaced door handle and door latch bracket kit and when attempting to start the dishwasher, the start/resume button lights and then starts blinking and the dishwasher does not start. Noticed that there is a door release spring in the picture. Is this needed and where does it go. Looked at your video at ://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=qkk9rvdv7ic and that does not help since it is not the model that I have.
    For model number KUDS30IVBL3
    Hi Kevin, Thank you for the question. Yes the spring is required. One end should hook to the end of the handle and then onto the bracket. Hope this helps!

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    David
    August 21, 2017
    Where does the little spring attach fell off while taking off latch
    For model number kudk031tbt3
    Hi David, Thank you for your inquiry. This spring is used to keep the door latch secure and in place. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • Thomas from Austin, TX
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Wrench set
      164 of 180 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Latch Bracket Kit - NO Handle Door Actuator Door Handle
      • Nigel from Boca Raton, FL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      59 of 79 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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,
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • WILLIAM from BUENA pARK, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      • Lore from Sunland, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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 .
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • john from queensbury, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • thomas from Littleton, CO
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers
      5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • Ken from Mission Viejo, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • Lesley from CAMILLUS, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • Jessica from Gilmanton, NH
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Door Handle
      • Mark from Storrs, CT
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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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

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