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Spring, Lid
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PartSelect Number PS11744874
Manufacturer Part Number WP8066018
The dishwasher lid spring helps open the dispenser cover in the soap box when the control releases the latch. If your dishwasher does not dispense detergent, is broken and worn out, or the door is not opening properly, replacing the dispenser spring could be the solution. For this replacement you will need needle nose pliers. First, release the cover on the detergent dispenser, then remove the cover from the shaft it hinges on. Pull the shaft from one side and remove the spring from the shaft. Next, replace with the new spring and engage the two open hooks into the soap cover. Finally, grasp the hook and pull it over tab on the side of the wash cup. Verify that it works properly by opening and closing the cap. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for further instructions.
Fixes these symptoms
  • Door latch failure
  • Door won’t close
  • Not cleaning dishes properly
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Installation Instructions
HAROLD from FISHERSVILLE, VA
Worn out spring on detergent release box lid
First, examine very carefully how the old spring relates to the detergent release box lid. Note that the top of the spring has a square-end upside down "U" . This rests on a small ledge on the detergent box. Also note that on either end of the spring is a straight extension of the spring wire. These two "legs" must rest on the inside of the edge of the detergent box. Second, use a flat blade screw driver to pry the LID hinge pin from the mounting "posts. Remove the pin, first noting the position of the spring. Reassemble the spring on the hinge pin in reverse order. Then snap the lid onto the spring using the two mounting "posts". NOTE: I used a very fine needle nose pliers to move the two spring "legs" behind the detergent box edge after I had mounted the lid. Flip the lid down to test if the spring pressure on the lid can be felt. Harold Kitzmann, Fishersville VA Read more...
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Door Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11745526
Manufacturer Part Number WP8270020
This dishwasher door spring is sold individually. It is recommended if you are replacing one side, to replace both.
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  • Door latch failure
  • Door won’t close
  • Noisy
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Neil from Winchester, VA
The Door Just Falls Down
After unscrewing the dishwasher, I pulled out the washer, I saw that the springs were attached just by strings that were broken... I just used the strings from an old lanyard, retied everything, and did not need the springs! works well! Read more...
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Door Balance Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11745531
Manufacturer Part Number WP8270182
This dishwasher door spring is sold individually. It is recommended if you are replacing one side, to replace both.
Fixes these symptoms
  • Door latch failure
  • Door won’t close
  • Noisy
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Linda from Laguna Niguel, CA
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
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Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11753142
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10337934
This door spring is a genuine OEM replacement part for your dishwasher. The spring ensures that your dishwasher door does not fall open too quickly. If this occurs, one or both springs should be replaced. This part consists of one spring. To replace the spring, you will need to pull the dishwasher about six inches to a foot out from the cabinet. Replacing the spring has been rated as an easy repair by our customers.
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Reid from ALPHARETTA, GA
Dishes were not drying properly
Did the repair, but needed one extra step not described in video:

I followed the directions on the PartSelect Youtube video - very helpful! I do believe the heating element was the original culprit, as it had a "burn" area about the size of a dime that caused it to almost break into two parts. Obviously a point of failure.

BUT - after replacement, it still did not solve the problem of the dishes not drying.

After much web searching, I tried the diagnostic mode on the dishwasher, and that did a hard reset of the logic board and FIXED the problem.

So in all, it required both a new heating element AND a hard reset via diagnostic mode.
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Door Release Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11745447
Manufacturer Part Number WP8268540
This spring is located in the door section. Sold individually.
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  • Door latch failure
  • Door won’t close
  • Will Not Start
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Installation Instructions
Thomas from Austin, TX
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.
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Door Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11741264
Manufacturer Part Number WP3368999
These detergent cup dispenser springs are sold individually.
Fixes these symptoms
  • Door latch failure
  • Not cleaning dishes properly
  • Will not dispense detergent
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Installation Instructions
stephen from venice, FL
Detergent Cup does not open
Disconnect power supply to dishwasher. Open door and remove screws on inner door cover. Carefully remove inner cover while watching how inner parts are arranged. Found return spring on detergent cup linkage had rusted and broken causing detergent cup not to open. Installed new spring and re assembled inner cover. Rotated timer dial one full revolution to check operation of detergent cup. Worked like a charm. Re connect power supply to dishwasher and your good to go. Read more...
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Door Spring Assembly with Adjusting Hook
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PartSelect Number PS382742
Manufacturer Part Number 675611
This kit includes spring, retainer and protective tip. It is recommended to replace both springs at the same time.
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Installation Instructions
Ruthann from Auburn, WA
One of the door springs broke. These add a coutner balance to the door so it is easier to open and close
I have a Kenmore model that can either be totally installed under counter, left on casters or in my case installed permanently with the 'portable' covers still on. A model that is only for installation in a cabinet may be different.
Open door part way and flex the plastic hinge 'pins' on the kick plate out of the door itself. Once these are out you can close the door and lay the kick plate down towards you. This will expose a spring that is attached to pins on either side of the kick plate and held in place by a rubber cap. Remove the cap, pull the loop of the spring off the pin, and repeat for the other side. At this point you can remove the kick plate and set aside out of the way.
There is a second plate behind the kick plate held in place by four screws. Remove the screws with a Phillips head screw driver or a 1/4 inch wrench or socket, then remove the plate and set aside.
Now you have exposed the frame rails that somewhat hide the springs, one on each side. If you are lucky, like I was, only one is broken so you can use the other as a guide. Also the installation drawings that came with the part were very helpful. The information supplied by Kenmore in the parts list was no help at all.
Follow the 'assembly' found in the kit to assemble the 3 parts of the spring. A this time you may want to open the door halfway then close it and reopen a couple of times and observe how the tail of the door hinge moves, this will show you where the spring is attached. The spring is mostly hidden behind the frame rails but the two connection points are visible with the help of a flashlight. If one of the springs in still connected, observe the two connection points, one on the tail of the door hinge (top of spring) and the other in a series of slots in the frame rail.
With the door closed, hold the spring assembly in one hand (easier said than done) and hook the top of the assembly over the hook on the door hinge. Let it hang down in place and slip the lower part of the assembly into one of the slots. Again if one of the springs is still in place just use the same location as before. If both springs are missing, use one of th slots in the middle.
Only one of my springs were broken but I installed new ones on both sides as cheap insurance against doing this again in a few months.
Step by step appears a bit complicated but the whole thing only took about 10 minutes.
Good luck.
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Spring, Door
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PartSelect Number PS11741354
Manufacturer Part Number WP3379383
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Door Spring
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PartSelect Number PS11741323
Manufacturer Part Number WP3374343
Sold individually. This part helps to keep the dishwasher door closed by applying tension.
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Door Spring With Adjusting Hook
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PartSelect Number PS382634
Manufacturer Part Number 674744
This kit includes a door spring retainer and plastic cap.
Installation Instructions
Charles from Williamsburg, VA
One of the two door springs broke
I followed the instructions that came with the spring and found them to be very complete. The repair was easy. The repair involved removal of the lower access door, installation of the new spring and replacing the access door. Read more...

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