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I have a 3 year old stainless steel kitchen aide dishwasher. Recently when opening the door there was a loud "sprong" noise. There is now a cord hanging out the bottom of the door and the "spring" action that makes it easy to open a close is not working. The door opens "heavy" and will go to the full open position.


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Hello, welcome to Fixya.
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\015\012Based on your desription what you`ve experienced is a broken door closer/link kit.
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\015\012It is a fairly minor procedure to replace it/them. Slide the entire unit out from the cabinet a couple or three inches and you`ll see the plastic roller assembly and rope ( except yours is broke ) attached to the side.
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\015\012You`ll need to insure your connections will allow you to pull the unit out however, otherwise they ( water, power, drain hose ) must be disconnected to prevent any preventable damaged.
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\015\012If you have any reservation to performing this repair on your own please call in a qualified appliance technician.
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\015\012The parts ( # 1059756 @ repairclinic ) come in a kit as I alluded to and will look like what I attached below...
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\015\012These are available at most brick & mortar appliance part locations or on-line vendors such as "repairclinic.com" "searspartsdirect.com" or "apwagner.com" to name a few.
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\015\012They range in price for around $20, or you can just purchase the rope/link seperately for about $4 part # 1159210 @ repairclinic.
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\015\012Hope that helps move you forward. Thank you for visiting "fixya" today.
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\015\012Please take a moment and rate the solution provided here or a testimonial if you feel warranted.
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\015\012Let me know if you require further assistance and good luck.
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\015\012macmarkus :)
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