Product Pick of the Week: Dishwasher Door Parts

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Dishwashers are a luxury that many take advantage of. So, the moment the door seal won’t hold or the door flies to the ground when you open it, replacement parts are necessary. This week’s Product Picks of the Week are the parts for a dishwasher door including the cable, gaskets, latches and springs. Get to know your parts before you install them! Before repairing or replacing any of these parts, be sure to turn off the water supply and turn off the power.

Door Cable

The door cable is the part responsible for supporting the weight of the door of the dishwasher when being opened or closed. Repairing this part is easy, just follow the steps below! This is for part number 990003446 and it works for Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Estate, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Roper, and Whirlpool.door cable

  1. Remove the screws holding in the lower access panel and then remove the panel and insulation (if necessary).
  2. You will need a pair of pliers to unscrew the water supply line fitting from the inlet valve. When doing this, there may be excess water, so have a rag available.
  3. Use a nut socket to unscrew the junction box cover and pull the cover off.
  4. Untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires underneath.
  5. Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
  6. At this point, the dishwasher is still in the cabinet but it is attached still by the drain hose and the mounting bracket screws. Be sure you have disconnected the drain hose from the sink or garbage disposal and move it through the cabinet. Next, you need to remove the mounting bracket screws. Open the dishwasher and look at the ceiling and walls of the outer dishwasher and remove the screws. Now you can move the dishwasher.
  7. It is important to lower the mounting legs to avoid scratching the floor, the appliance and the cabinet. Carefully pull the dishwasher from the cabinet.
  8. On the side of the dishwasher you will find the door cable. If it is still attached, use pliers to unhinge the cable, and then pull it around the pulley and off the spring. To replace the cable, first attach it to the spring then around the pulley and onto the hinge. Congratulations! You have fixed your door cable.
  9. Push the appliance back into the cabinet. Adjust the leveling feet as necessary.
  10. Replace the mounting bracket screws to the cabinet.
  11. Now, feed the drain hose back through the cabinet and reattach the drain hose to the sink or garbage disposal. Make sure that when you reattach this that the hose is elevated above the connection point.
  12. Next, you need to put the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut. The wires must be reconnected with the wire nuts!
  13. After this is complete, you can put the cover back on and secure it again with the screw. You can now reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve. If there was any insulation in place, you can put it back and screw in the lower access panel. Finally, you can turn on your water and power supplies back on to use your working dishwasher!

Door Springs

**This is basically the exact same as changing the door cable, it just depends on the model of the dishwasher that needs fixing. The only step that is different is #8. This is part 912652 and it works with the brands Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Modern Maid, Norge, Roper, Sears, Speed Queen and Whirlpool.door springs

  1. Remove the screws holding in the lower access panel and then remove the panel and insulation (if necessary).
  2. You will need a pair of pliers to unscrew the water supply line fitting from the inlet valve. When doing this, there may be excess water, so have a rag available.
  3. Use a nut socket to unscrew the junction box cover and pull the cover off.
  4. Untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires underneath.
  5. Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box.
  6. At this point, the dishwasher is still in the cabinet but it is attached still by the drain hose and the mounting bracket screws. Be sure you have disconnected the drain hose from the sink or garbage disposal and move it through the cabinet. Next, you need to remove the mounting bracket screws. Open the dishwasher and look at the ceiling and walls of the outer dishwasher and remove the screws. Now you can move the dishwasher.
  7. It is important to lower the mounting legs to avoid scratching the floor, the appliance and the cabinet. Carefully pull the dishwasher from the cabinet.
  8. On the side of the dishwasher you will find the door spring. To replace the spring you need to detach the old spring from the hinge and from the dishwasher. Then, detach the hinge hook from the old spring and replace it with the new spring. You want to have the hooked end of the spring attached to the dishwasher and the other end to the hinge hook. Reattach the hinge hook to the hinge and congratulations! You have fixed your door spring.
  9. Push the appliance back into the cabinet. Adjust the leveling feet as necessary.
  10. Replace the mounting bracket screws to the cabinet.
  11. Now, feed the drain hose back through the cabinet and reattach the drain hose to the sink or garbage disposal. Make sure that when you reattach this that the hose is elevated above the connection point.
  12. Next, you need to put the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut. The wires must be reconnected with the wire nuts!
  13. After this is complete, you can put the cover back on and secure it again with the screw. You can now reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve. If there was any insulation in place, you can put it back and screw in the lower access panel. Finally, you can turn on your water and power supplies back on to use your working dishwasher!

Door Gaskets

This is probably the simplest repair in this post, yet the door gasket is very important to maintain the seal between the party inside of your dishwasher and the outside kitchen. If your seal is in bad condition your dishwasher could be leaking water and completing a less than exceptional job. This is part number 902894 and it works with the brands listed: Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Modern Maid, Norge, Roper, Sears, Speed Queen and Whirlpool.door gasket

  1. Open the door.
  2. Use a tool to get underneath the old gasket to remove it. Be sure to remember the orientation of your old gasket for when you put in the new one.
  3. Completely pull out the old gasket and do a quick wipe of the channel to get out any leftover debris.
  4. Start at the end of the new gasket and push it into place. Try not to pull on it to avoid a tear. You can simply use your fingers to press the new gasket in place.
  5. Make sure it is firmly in place all the way around and close the door to assure it is tightly shut with its new gasket.

Door Latches

The door latches are part of what holds the door shut, prevents water leakage and pushes the safety switch allowing the dishwasher to run. This is a very simple repair to complete and will only take five to ten minutes. This is part W10130694 and it works on the brands Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Modern Maid, Norge, Roper, Sears, Speed Queen and Whirlpool.door latch

  1. Open dishwasher door and remove the screws to the inner door panel
  2. Release the control shield by squeezing the tabs on the side, remove
  3. Move the upper brace out of the way
  4. The door latch switches are attached by wires: remove them but remember which wire went where
  5. Take out the old door latch assembly by removing the mounting screw. You can then easily lift it out.
  6. Release the door handle from the old door latch assembly with a small flathead screwdriver.
  7. Take your new door latch assembly and snap in the new switches as well as the original door handle.
  8. Put the new latch assembly in place and secure it with a mounting screw.
  9. Put the wires back in place and put the upper brace in place.
  10. Snap the control shield back in place and secure the inner door panel with the screws.
  11. Turn the power back on!

 


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Written by: Madison Jezioro

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