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972325-1-S-Whirlpool-8194001           -Door Balance Link Kit
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Door Balance Link Kit

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PartSelect Number PS972325
Manufacturer Part Number 8194001
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part is a door balance link kit, also sometimes known as door cable or door spring cable kit, that helps support the door as it opens and closes by connecting to the dishwashers door hinges. The kit includes two door balance links and two door balance mounts with wheels, which will replace both the left and right sides. The only tool needed is a 5/16 nut driver. Before removing the existing kit, take note of how the door balance link kit is assembled for a smooth replacement process. It is recommended to check the door springs in case they need to be replaced as well.

This part works with the following brands: KitchenAid, Kenmore, Whirlpool.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door latch failure.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Noisy.
  • Leaking.
  • Will Not Start.

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Question:

I’m having problems with my dishwasher door. I recently replace the ropes and then I replaced the pulleys and yet the door is still flimsy and barely holding itself up. I need advice on how to move forward

Liam
Answer:

Hi Liam, based on your description you should check the springs on the door. It sounds like they are weak, which would cause the door to act that way. You should also check to see if the springs are in the right place on the base. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Question:

So one of the links broke on my dishwasher and I have to buy this kit to fix it. I know the kit comes with 2. So my question is do I have to replace both or can I just save one for a rainy day?

Simon
Answer:

Hi Simon, although you do not have to replace both sides together, we do recommend doing so. This is because it will create an even wear, and the unbroken one has potentially been weakened. Best of luck with this repair!

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Question:

My dishwasher is being the biggest pain!! I just recently had a repair man in here and I don’t want to do that again so i’m looking for help on how to fix it, or even just diagnose it. The door wont close properly and I think it has something to do with the alignment. Its not completely straight, and tbh looks a little lopsided. What should I do

Jade
Answer:

Hello Jade, by the sounds of things your dishwasher door has been lifted off the hinge pin. To fix it you must lift the door, and see if you can pop it back on to the hinge pin. If you are not able to, you may need to pull the unit outwards to access the hinge assembly. If you cannot get the door back onto the hinge pin, you may need to replace the hinge assembly because it may be damaged. I hope this helps.

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Most Recent

Question:

The top drawer of the dishwasher will not stay in. What do I need to do?

Thomas for model number KUDS01DLWH6
Answer:

Hi Thomas, Thank you for the question. If the rack is coming off the end of the rails when you pull it out you will need to check the rack stops. The stops fit in the end of the rails that attach to the inside wall of the dishwasher and prevent the rack from coming all the way out and off the rails. Hope this helps!

Question:

What is the length of the cord on this part? I bought one from another place and it was too short.

Bob for model number KUDP02FRSS0
Answer:

Hi Bob, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the manufacturer does not give us specifications on their parts. We have taken a picture of this part on a one inch grid background. Each half of the cord are approximately 12". I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

I can't reattach the lower arm that sprays there isn't anything for it to clip onto. I have a Kenmore quiet guard

Sarah for model number 58715142400
Answer:

Hi Sarah, Thank you for the question, I suggest maybe checking the diagrams for your model number to see if you are missing any parts. There should be a Spray Arm Nut, PartSelect Number PS420799. Then there should be a Base Filter Part Number PS3655066 and then the Filter Ring, Part Number PS420499. These parts should fit all together. Hope this helps!

Question:

The dishwasher door is extremely heavy when lowering to put dishes in. What part would you suggest i need to fix the problem?

Deborah for model number 66513793K603
Answer:

Hi Deborah, Thank you for your inquiry. The door balance link kit is the most likely cause for this, I would also suggest checking your hinges and checking your door springs as well. Good luck with your repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Clint from OAKDALE, CA

Door would slam down if you did not hold it

Replaced door balance link kit and door opens easy does not squeak or slam down.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Ricardo from ELLICOTT CITY, MD

Door balance link broke from door spring

Followed a repair video.

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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
Customer: Fritz from AUBURN, WA

The cable, broke that controls the tension on the door

Pulled the dishwasher out and removed the plastic pulley on the bottom of the unit. Installed the new pulley. wrapped the string assy. around the pulley and attached it to the spring and reinstalled it to the back of the dishwasher. We discovered the front bracket on the dishwasher door was bent slightly causing the string to rub and probably is what caused the string to break. We bent the bracket back into shape and reinstalled the dishwasher in its cavity.

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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, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Roland from WALNUT, CA

Door balance cable broke

Pretty easy for the parts. Taking the dishwasher out is the hard part. Typically, you should be able to unscrew the 2 screws holding the dishwasher to the underside of the countertop and then slide out the dishwasher to expose the cable assembly - but you also need to unplug the unit (unless it is hardwired), disconnect the hot water supply line from the angle stop (remember to turn off the angle stop) and sometimes disconnect the drain line from the vacuum breaker or garb disposal. You need to disconnect these things so that you can move the dishwasher out far enough to be able to see the entire right and left sides of the dishwasher. Once that hard part is done, you use a hex driver to remove the old cable pulleys, put on the new cable pulleys, and then feed the light weight cable through the pulleys - the end with the big plastic thingie attaches to the door and the other end attaches to the spring. Then you grab the spring and manhandle it onto the back end of the dishwasher chassis (look for the small hole in line with where the cable would line up. Careful as the spring attachment step could result in an injury - Hope this helps.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Pam a lee from BOULDER CITY, NV

"strting" attached to door spring broke

I watched my son as he pulled dishwasher out part way. The space was a little tight, but he did a fine job of replacing with a new string.

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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: genshan from TEMPLE CITY, CA

The string is broken in one side

just move the machine out and replace the string. this site is very reliable and and great company. since the dishmachine door cannot be closed, we first order door strike, ,,,, still doesn't work after installation. and return all parts and order the balance kit, now works fine after. we appreciate your help

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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: Glenn from LK HAVASU CTY, AZ

Broken rope on door balancer

Started the rope onto the top holder, threaded the rope around the rollers and using the pilers pulled the spring forward to attach the other end of the rope.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Gil from WINCHESTER, CA

When door opens, it falls freely

Using Phillips screw driver, removed 2 screws at top of unit, slid it out from under counter. Removed and replaced both sides. The hardest part was to keep the blanket on the unit which I solved with duct tape. Slid the unit back in place and works fine. The repair man wanted $29 to come out and $150. To repair

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Donald from BETHLEHEM, PA

Door balance cord failed

Due to the way I installed the appliance originally it was not necessary to disconnect supply water nor the drain connections. When the cord broke the spring came out of the point of connection to the appliance. It some "finagelling" to reattach the spring.After some "select vocabulary" it hooked into the correct spot and the rest was history.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Sandra from METHUEN, MA

Door became heavy on one side

Pulled dishwasher and removed existing springs and attached rope. Ordered the part needed and replaced it somewhat easily. There is a lot of tension because of the spring on the door. Once part was installed we were ready to use our dishwasher right away. Even though the rope was broke on only one side - we replaced both sides.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Patricia from MOUNT AIRY, MD

Broken door spring

My husband managed, with some difficulty, to finally replace the broken spring and associated door balance kit. He first ordered the spring from this site. Then, after he had laboriously rolled the dishwasher out about 12" - using flat pieces of wood as support, while he lowered the dishwasher onto his homemade rollers - he realized that the corded door balance kit was also broken. So he rolled the DW back in and ordered the part. This site sent an improved door balance kit, and then he went through the same process again. He had to fish the spring back all the way to the very back of the DW and hook it through a hole, using a rod and masking tape (bad DW design, he says). Then after he rolled it back, he noticed a leak in the incoming hot water connector, at the copper pipe compression fitting. Fortunately, a local plumber, with the right tool and expertise was able to quickly fix that problem. (The plumber explained that compression fittings commonly begin leaking if even slightly moved.) Bottom line: A+ for this site, C for KitchenAid design. He says he'd undertake it again, in spite of the hassle.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lawrence from COGAN STATION, PA

Door would just fall open

Followed directions here. Extremely easy repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: David from WEST NEWFIELD, ME

Spring cable end broke

followed your very well done video clip exactly.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Donald from ELGIN, IL

Squeaky dishwasher door

Just like the video; remove the 2 nuts off the kick plate, remove the 2 screws under the counter, pull the unit out, ease the spring off the cable, nut drive the pully assembly's off, install the new ones, place new rope/cable from the door arms onto pullys, attach the spring, push the unit back into place, replace screws and the kick plate. Took 15 minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Steve from NORMAN, OK

Door balance cord broke

repaired exactly as your video described......hardest part it getting unit out from under cabinet and back in.

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