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Door Spring Linkage

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PartSelect Number PS11746857
Manufacturer Part Number WP912653
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Door Spring Linkage Specifications

The door spring retainer is used in dishwashers. It attaches and holds the door spring to the support frame. If your dishwashers door keeps crashing, or both the door and dish rack are falling apart, then replacing the door spring retainer, which provides more flexibility, could be the solution to your symptoms. Before starting this project make sure to unplug the dishwasher as well as shut off the water supply before installing the spring retainer. Tools are not needed for this easy repair. Refer to the manufacturers installation instructions for best results and accuracy.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Door latch failure | Door won’t close | Leaking
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
Maytag, Jenn-Air, Magic Chef, Amana.
Part# WP912653 replaces these:
AP6013630, 912653
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    Ralph
    November 29, 2017
    My dishwasher is not working. I have to push the door in and hold it for it to work. Can you tell me what the problem could be and if it can be fixed?
    For model number MDB4000AWB
    Hello Ralph, Thanks for your question. You may need to replace the door latch assembly, part number PS2099645, to ensure the door closes properly and allow the dishwasher to start. I hope this helps.

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    Frank
    July 2, 2019
    How do you install a door spring in a portable model?
    For model number DWC4910AAW
    Hi Frank, Thank you for your question. There is a video listed with the part on our website that you may reference on how to install the spring. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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      Replacing your Maytag Dishwasher Door Spring Linkage

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       Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 26 reviews. What's this?
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      son used door for a step and bent as well as broke spring door component
      first i removed the 2 holding screws fron the underside of the counter then oulled the dishwasher out about a foot. i then removed the side panel that hold the front plate in plase on the right, below this were the screws that held the door hinge assembly on the right. i then proceeded to remove those bolts. and replaced with the new one. replacing the spring and the linkage came next no tools required. i have to say that the diagram when i ordered helped emensly. i am a 45 yr old woman and fixed it by nyself thanks to your ordering diagrams. life is good!!
      • kathleen from farmersville, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers, Wrench set
      • Parts Used:
        6-914562, WP912653, WP912652
      40 of 47 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Water leak from bottom of door, and broken door spring linkage
      Thanks to repair stories about door leaks on partselect.com I ordered parts for the detergent/rinse dispenser in addition to the door gasket. The installation of the door gasket is really easy, simply remove the old gasket starting at one end. I needed a small screwdriver to get the old gasket end out of its channel, then pulled the entire gasket out. I cleaned the channel with water and simply pushed the new one into the channel, starting at the left bottom and continuing around. It is important not to stretch the gasket and also to have it equal length on both sides of the tub. Total time less than 10 minutes.

      The replacement of the detergent grommet requires removal of the inner door panel. I removed the seven torx-head screws along the edge of the plastic panel and lifted the panel away from the outer metal door. There are wires attached to the detergent cup motor. I tried to remove them but found it was easier to simply snap the motor out of it's retaining clip, leaving the wires attached. The inner door panel can now be removed. The detergent/ rinse aid module is removed by taking out two hex-head screws. It lifted away from the door and the grommet is right on the front, surrounding the detergent cup latch. I removed the old grommet, cleaned the residue of old detergent and water hardness from the latch and the backside of the inner door. and placed the new grommet over the latch. I used a little water on the new one to make it slide on easier. I then reattached the module to the inner door. Be sure the grommet is centered in the square hole and evenly tighten the two hex-head screws. Re attach the soap motor by snapping it in place being careful to align its plunger correctly with the soap module. There is a groove in the plunger that fits into the plastic arm of the module. Re assemble the inner door and tighten the torx-head screws evenly. This job took about 30 minutes and completely solved the leak problem.

      The broken spring linkage requires partial removal of the dishwasher. First, I turned off the power and water as a precaution. I removed the undercounter philips head screws, removed the lower access panel and kick plate using a nut driver. To access the door spring mechanism, the dishwasher must be pulled out from the cabinet about 10 inches. I had flexible electric and water lines so they didn't need to be disconnected. If the water and electric are rigid, then they have to be disconnected. This may require a professional. The replacement of the door springs and linkages is very easy once the dishwasher is pulled out. Keeping the door closed and locked, simply hook one end of the spring on the linkage, attach the other end of the linkage to the door and attach the other end of the spring to the hole in the dishwasher base where the old spring was attached. It is a good idea to replace both springs and both linkages to keep equal tension on both sides of the door. Slide the dishwasher back to it's original position and replace the undercounter screws and the lower access panels. Total time less than 15 minutes.
      • Charles from Melrose Park, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Wrench set
      14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Dishwasher door was crashing open
      The replacement of the spring linkage was simple - the pulling out and pushing in of the under-the-counter dishwasher was the difficult and time-consuming part. The repair of the part took less than a minute.

      The actual repair -
      1. Hook the linkage to the dishwasher door
      2. Hook the spring to the dishwasher base
      3. Hook the spring to the linkage.

      Getting the dishwasher out to be able to make the repair involved:
      1. Unscrewing the base panel (6 screws had to be removed)
      2. Unscrewing the dishwasher from the counter (two screws)
      3. Turning off the water supply
      4. Disconnecting the inline water supply from the dishwasher.

      Once the part was replaced, I had to return the dishwasher to its original position, which meant performing the four steps (in reverse) used to pull out the dishwasher.
      • Bill from Morganville, NJ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653
      12 of 12 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Broken door spring linage and lost spring
      Took off bottom plate for access. Slid part that holds bottom of spring forward so I could reach it without pulling dishwasher out of position. Hooked spring to bottom attachment, then connected door spring linkage to holder that is attached to the dishwasher frame. Adjusted the tension with the tension screw and buttoned up bottom plate.
      • David from Mesa, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653, WP912652
      9 of 10 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Door would fall open
      Removed four screws on bottom plate. Located repair site on outside of cabinet. Had to hook spring on bottom rear plate by brail. Then attached linkage to spring and ran stiff wire through linkage to raise it above arm. Called a man with stronger but larger hands had him stretch the spring while I guided linkage over arm and into the slot using the wire. Removed stiff wire with needle nose pliers and reassembled front plate.
      • Margaret from New Orleans, LA
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653
      5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Door spring broke letting door fall down
      This was really easy. I just took out the two screws securing the unit to the counter top and slid it out about 6 inches. Broken plastic spring linkage was obvious and easily accessible. I didn't know there was one on each side, I would probably have went ahead and ordered both and replaced them at the same time.
      • Bill from Nicholasville, KY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653, WP912652
      4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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      nothing held the door up
      first I turned off the water to the dishwasher, and turned the power off for the dishwasher.
      removed the 4 screws from bottom panel
      then removed the 2 screws from the bottom of the counter,
      at this point I could pull the dishwasher out. then figured out where the part went and attached.
      pushed the dishwasher back and lined up the holes under the counter, put those in first, the put the bottom panel back on, turned the water back on, and flipped the breaker switch.
      Reading the other stories really did help me get some idea of what needed to be done
      • kathy from grayslake, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653
      3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Tjhe nylon piece that attaches the spring to the door broke.
      Attaching the part to the door only took a few minutes but getting the dishwasher out over the hardwood floor that was installed after the appliance was put in was a pain. I had to remove a piece of the hardwood floor and use some technique to get it out of the opening so that the springs were visable. There is no problem after that. I would recommend using work gloves to stretch the spring over the retaining notch on the door so that you don't pinch your hand.
      • Herbert from Mechanicsville, MD
      • Difficulty Level:
        Very Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        More than 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653, WP912652
      3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Dishwasher door was slamming down, heavy to close
      Unscrewed bottom panel. I could see right spring in proper position, left spring lying on floor, and broken linkage. Ordered part from partselect.com. To install, had to unscrew dishwasher attachment to counter, loosen leveling legs, pull it out a bit, then could replace linkage and reattach spring, retighten leveling legs, then push back in and replace screws and bottom panel.
      • David from Philadelphia, PA
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653
      3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Remove and Replace Door Spring Linkage
      1) Emptied Dishwasher (roll-around model)
      2) Tipped it onto its back
      3) Removed Toe Kick (2 screws) and Bottom Cover (4 screws) (screw driver)
      4) Opened Door to access side panel (careful not to let it drop on my fingers)
      5) Using Torx driver, removed two screws holding side panel on. This makes it easier to access the linkage and spring.
      6) Removed broken link
      7) Installed new link and spring noting the spring direction from the spring on the other side of the door.
      8) Pulled spring over the bottom rail bracket with pliers.
      9) Reinstalled panels in the reverse order.
      • John M from Norwalk, CT
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WP912653
      3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS11746857
      Manufacturer Part Number: WP912653
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      Description
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      Amana
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