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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:

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.

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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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: LARRY from REDMOND, OR

Door hinge didn't work, door fell open without resistance

Unscrewed the brackets at top of frame to pull the dishwasher out. Hooked the spring back through the hole in the rear housing, hooked the front plastic piece to the door, wrapped the cord around the pulley wheels, streched the spring with a pair of pliers and hooked the other end of plastic to the spring. Very easy. While working also oiled the door.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Tammy from Dallas, TX

The dishwasher front door spring load broke and door no longer had tension upon opening

I looked online at reviews for my model #, then followed the steps other had outlined.
1. I took off the base plate
2. slowly pulled out the unit being mindful of the electric chord and water line. It needed to come out a full 12 inches
3. Viewed the side where the tension line was working
4. Matched the broken side the same way as the working side
5. reversed everything back into place
The door balance link kit comes with 2 parts so I saved one in case the other side breaks.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Philip from Santa Maria, CA

Door became heavy when you opened it.

I took off bottom panel, unscrewed from the counter. Next I pulled dishwasher out from under counter. the cable on oneside of door was broken.
Took off old part, hooked one end of new part to spring,hooked spring to hole and put other end of new part on hook where it belonged.

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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: Cynthia from Yuma, AZ

Dishwasher door would fall open

Removed the two screws on top and slid the unit out until the spring area was exposed relaced the part and slid back in, it was so easy. The part needed came in a set so I now have a spare. Your rep was so helpful in identifying the needed part for me and the whole expense of parts and shipping was half of what a service call to identify the problem would have been, say nothing of what they would have charged for the part and installation. Thank you I am a lifelong customer now.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Michael from Chandler, AZ

Stop making ice

1st I had to check out what needed to be replace. After checking this web site for things gone wrong on my model. The top listed thing was the motor module for the ice maker. I went with that and order part. Once part arrived and it took 5 days. I remove old module and installed new module in about 20 minutes. 4 hours later I had ice again. The best part about this whole ordeal was the module was 40% cheaper from PartsSelect.Com and the info on here from everybodys feed back makes it easy to find the real problem. Thanks! Mike

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Shawn from Gilbert, AZ

Easy repair

It took more time to take the two screws holding the top of the dishwasher in and to roll it out than it took to fix the door cable link.

Easy job for anyone who can use a screw driver and a pair of pliers

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: carl from denver, NC

Door had no tension

The hardest part of the repair was removing and installing the dishwasher from under the countertop. Once it was out the cable link on the left side (looking from the front) was broken. You'll need visegrips to pull the spring to the cable end (which is really nylon rope). I replaced both sides because they were inexpensive and I noticed they were made different than the old ones. Piece of cake once the dishwasher was out.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: ed from springboro, OH

Door falls open

A big thanks to others that shared their story. The tips were very helpful.
I pulled the dishwasher part way out and found that mine had coper plumbing to the water supply routed under by sink. I disconnected the water supply and then pulled the dishwasher the rest of the way out (the wiring had plenty of slack). Reconnected the spring to the frame of the dishwasher and attahed the link to the spring. Attached vicegrips to the spring and pulled the spring out far enough to route the other end of the link through the pulley and connect it.
If I have to do it again, it will take only ten minutes.

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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, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: David from New Canaan, CT

Door fell upon opening, no springs

I could see a broken cord connecting the door to one of the springs, ordered the replacement parts kit, and followed the instructions to replace both sides. The replacement was simple, but removing the dishwasher required some creative work to free the flanges holding the unit behind the cabinet face. The feed line compression fitting leaked, requiring me to cut and replace with a new fitting. However, the replacement parts worked perfectly for a great price.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Daniel from Palos Verdes Estates, AL

Broken doorspring link

I really appreciate this feature of this website. The inappropriate part photo had me wondering if I had the wrong part, but the repair descriptions made it clear that it was what I was seeking.

I'll do *anything* to avoid unhooking cables and hoses under a counter. Turns a half hour job into a multi-day leak chase. So... do this job per all the other posts. But pull the unit out only as far as the cables and hoses allow. You can do this. Really. Lie prone in front of the unit and handle the (fallen and disconnected) spring with a hand you've threaded through from the center.

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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: victoria from cape coral, FL

Piece of plastic junk broke on the dishwasher door

Hey, I just want to say thanks for having the parts. The repair was so simple my husband (he never fixes things) did it before I even walked into the room. Sure beats calling a repair guy and paying the $75-$100 minimum. He just unscrewed the dishwasher from the counter, looked at the other side to find out where to attach the part to the spring, and did it.
Again, thanks for having the parts.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: tom from granbury, TX

Door would not stay in place. Kept falling

shut off water supply and elect. pulled the dishwasher out from under the counter about a foot. part of the repair kit did not match the old part .however the only part i really needed was the link cord. very easy to replace.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: steven from Woodland Hills, CA

Dishwaser door spring link broke.

Ordered the parts online and had them at the house 3 days later. Pulled the dishwasher out and restrung the link/cord through the pulleys and then connected to the spring and then the spring to the back of the dishwasher.

Literally done in under 5 min if that. Very very easy. You can look at the other side to see how the cord goes through the pulleys.

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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: Simon from Tustin, CA

Broken link on one side of door

easy fix, well worth the time...figure I saved $200-300 by doing it myself....make sure you route the cord between the roller and the little guide finger...easy to miss and creat a friction point that will cut the cord more quickly....

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Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: William from Clemmons, NC

Broken link - plastic piece attached to string

The repair packet contained 2 links with new pulley plastic pieces. It said to replace all of the parts. I could see that the old plastic pulley part only used 1 pulley. They had re-engineered to add a second pulley.
Changed out parts with no issues.

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