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PartSelect Number PS11745531
Manufacturer Part Number WP8270182
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Door Balance Spring Specifications

This dishwasher door spring is sold individually. It is recommended if you are replacing one side, to replace both.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Door latch failure | Door won’t close | Noisy
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
KitchenAid, Kenmore, Jenn-Air, Whirlpool.
Part# WP8270182 replaces these:
AP6012324, 8270182
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    John
    August 8, 2017
    Door flies open when opened. Which springs do i need to purchase??
    For model number KUDP01FLSS3
    Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. The door spring you will need to fix your dishwasher door is part number WP8270182. You will need to purchase 2 of them as it is recommended to replace both at the same time. I hope this helps with your repair. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Lynette Parker
    April 30, 2018
    My dishwasher door opens and then falls open very hard and the door is heavy now.
    For model number KUDSO1FLSS1
    Hello Lynette, thank you for your question. If the door is falling open very hard, almost slamming down, you will want to replace the Door Balance Link Kit Part Number 8194001. There is an installation video on our site which will show you how to install these parts. The kit includes two door balance links and two door balance mounts with wheels, which will replace both the left and right sides. Good luck with your repair!

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    Nancy Brecher
    February 27, 2019
    Door flies open
    For model number kudpo1flss1
    Hello Nancy, Thank you for contacting us. I suggest checking the following parts: PS972325 Door Balance Link Kit and PS11745531 Door Balance Spring. One of these two parts are most likely causing the issue. Good luck with your repair!

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    Sheila
    March 29, 2019
    Just opened the door to my dishwasher and heard a little noise and now door goes all the way down when i open it. Is this the spring or something else..... thanks
    For model number KUDP02SRSS2
    Hello Sheila, Thank you for the question. Sounds like the Door Balance Link may have broke. They are sold as a kit, PartSelect Number PS972325. Thank you for your inquiry, good luck with this repair!

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    Binh
    June 14, 2019
    Door spring is broken. What is the correct part # to order or all is the same for Kenmore elite dish washer?
    Hello Binh, thank you for contacting us, In order for us to locate the correct parts and repair information we will require the model number of the unit. Once you have located the model number please feel free to resubmit the question and we will be happy to help you. Look forward to hearing from you!

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    David Alger
    December 14, 2017
    I am installing the two new springs on my kitchen aid dishwasher kudpo1flbl3. The part number is ps117 45531. My question is i have to remove the dishwasher and disconnect the power and water supply. Is there a video or some sort of instruction that will help me do this?
    Hi David, Thank you for your question. There is a video listed with the part on our website that you may reference. If you scroll down the page, the video is under the photo and information of the part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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      Replacing your KitchenAid Dishwasher Door Balance Spring

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      Customer Repair Stories
       Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 9 reviews. What's this?
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        latch pops open on door during cycle...
        Replaced strike plate...but may not have needed it ...He used a screw under the front of the strike plate as a wedge to increase tension...He said this has happened to this model before and an old tech told him about this fix...
        It must be a defect in the model that after a while the strike plate needs more tension..sent unopened ,unused parts back
        • Linda from Laguna Niguel, CA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Parts Used:
          WP8574157, 8193830, WP8270182
        93 of 110 people found this instruction helpful.
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        The nylon cord broke on one side of the door.
        Ordered the parts on your site since I could find a parts schematic that really helped. I had to move the unit out and replace the spring on one side. We replaced both nylon cords since the other was showing a little wear. Received the parts quickly and made the repair the same day.
        • Hank from Salado, TX
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers
        • Parts Used:
          8194001, WP8270182
        46 of 51 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Door balance link connection was broken
        Disconnected dishwasher from countertop and slid out about 1.5 feet.
        Removed old link.
        Installed new link and reconnected to spring.
        slid dishwasher back under counter.
        Replaced 2 screws back to countertop.
        It was really really easy.
        • Clarence from Kennesaw, GA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
        • Parts Used:
          8194001, WP8270182
        20 of 23 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Door would fall when opened.
        Turned off water supply and electricity, removed the front kick panel on the dishwasher. Disconnected the water supply line, removed the two screws above the door securing the dishwasher to the underside of the countertop. Pulled the dishwasher out from under the counter, replaced the spring and balance link for each side. I found that the new balance link kit that I purchased was better engineered that the origanal equipment.
        • Steve from Rochester Hills, MI
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        • Parts Used:
          8194001, WP8270182
        16 of 23 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Door was falling open uncontrollably
        First, ordering parts and getting diagrams from parts select is so efficient and make tthe installation so manageable. Using installation tips off the site gives u confidence to do it.
        My issue was that I could not get the dishwasher from under the counter.
        I removed the kick plate and screws holding it to the counter, but it was not coming out all the way. So I had to use a coat hanger to hook the spring. I attached the nylon cord first. Then I pulled the spring taut with the hanger and it was easy to thread the cord around the pulley system. I actually attached it to the door before tensioning the spring to make it easier.
        Door works great now.
        • Peter from Westfield, NJ
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          WP8270182
        12 of 13 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Broken link to door assembly
        Actually, the repair was very simple because of the you tube video demonstrating the repair. This made the repair very easy. I repair/replaced both springs and links
        • Terence from Bridgewater, NH
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          8194001, WP8270182
        10 of 11 people found this instruction helpful.
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        One day when opening the door there was a "Snap" and the door fell open.
        I first went on line to the KitchenAid repair web site and found my problem listed and instructions given . This first of all led me to a parts drawing for my model and then to the site connection to order the parts and receive the instructions. The parts arrived quickly and the instructions were thorough and easy to follow. This was a good experience for me.
        • Ted from CASPER, WY
        • Difficulty Level:
          Very Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        • Parts Used:
          WP8524474, WP8270182, 8194001
        5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Dishwasher door "flopped down", detergent dispenser did not open, built in unit fastening screws replaced.
        So after 4 yrs wifey not happy which makes me not happy. Biggest issue was figuring out how to pull built in dishwasher out. Not really that tough. Pull base plate, disconnect water supply, pull drain line then pull unit out. Ordered parts (two new springs, set of link kit, new dispenser). Once out just followed the PERFECT instructions sent to me with my order from PartsSelect. Took a couple hrs but I was in no hurry. Probably saved myself over $500!
        • Andre from MOHRSVILLE, PA
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          1- 2 hours
        • Tools:
          Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
        • Parts Used:
          WP8558129, WP8270182, 8194001
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        cord separated from link
        with dishwasher door open, connect the spring to the back frame upright hole. attach end of cord with eye opening onto the spring. Using the box end of a wrench, slip it over the open end of the spring and pull the spring toward the front of the dishwasher. That will give the cord enough slack to thread it around the pulleys and onto the door mounting bracket.
        • Rich from Tracy, CA
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers, Wrench set
        • Parts Used:
          WP8270182
        1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
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              Model Cross Reference
              This part works with the following models:
              PartSelect Number: PS11745531
              Manufacturer Part Number: WP8270182
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