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    Default The dishwasher doors falls down - Appliance tip of the week

    Appliance tip of the week...

    The dishwasher doors falls down: You may have had a door spring break. There several different door springs, but most, if not all dishwashers have 2 door springs. You will need to remove the lower access panels to get at the springs. They are fairly easy to get at and replace :-) Here is a collection of some common springs used today.

    Dishwasher Door Spring Lookup

    My dishwasher door is dropping down and it is very heavy, has one of my door springs broken? Probably has!!

    First is to gain access to the bottom of the d/w where the springs are usually found.

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    Some common springs....

    Maytag (older style)

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    Need this Maytag spring - click here

    Installation of these springs and insert should be as shown in the picture above. The lower spring hook should be positioned in the first hole from the front of the adjustment bracket. If additional spring tension is needed, move the lower spring hook to a hole further to the rear of the adjustment bracket. The nylon insert assembles to the round-shaped hook of the spring towards the outside.

    Maytag ( newer style )

    The newer Maytag d/w's have a plastic link between the spring and hinge, this may have broken rather then the spring.

    The dishwasher doors falls down - Appliance tip of the week-springmay2-jpg
    Need this Maytag newer d/w door spring, click here
    Need the Maytag d/w door link for the spring, click here

    Whirlpool - Inglis - some Kenmore

    The dishwasher doors falls down - Appliance tip of the week-springinglis-jpg
    Need this WLP spring - click here
    The dishwasher doors falls down - Appliance tip of the week-springinglis2-jpg

    Mount the end ( without the retainer ) of the door counter balance spring into the slot or hole on the door support. Keep tension on the retainer by holding it. Put the exposed end into one of the notches. Adjust the door counter balance spring so the door closes easily without slamming. You can adjust by changing the retainer from one notch to another.

    GE ( older style )

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    The older GE style springs go across the front and attach to cables. See the above picture.

    Need the GE door spring cable - click here
    Need this GE door spring - click here

    Newer GE and Frigidaire dishwashers also have gone to a plastic link on the hinge end of the spring.

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    D & M built d/w

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    Need this D&M d/w door spring - click here

    The dishwasher doors falls down - Appliance tip of the week-hinge-cable-8194001-00999558-jpg Links, door balance Manufacturer Number 8194001

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