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    • Part Number: AP3082661
    • MFG Part Number: 8524471
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The door on my dishwasher does not stay open, (I used to be able to open it and the door would go down all the way and stay). Now it will only open and the door will not go down all the way unless I have the trays pulled out weighing it down. The dishwasher is still cleaning great. Any ideas on what I can do to fix it?

Kathy D. for Model Number Kenmore 665-13723K601 Dishwasher

ANSWER Hello Kathy, The door springs are adjustable. Remove the kick panel and look to each side. The springs are readily visible, although you may not be able to see the slots that the springs fit into. There are normally 7 to 9 slots for the door spring adjustments. These are actually put on the units so if a decorative panel to match the cabinets is installed and the door is a lot heavier, the springs can be adjusted and keep the door from dropping like a rock. If there are slots toward the front of the unit in front of the slot the springs are now installed in, the springs can be moved to the slots closer to the front to make the door pull shut less aggressively. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, November 02, 2012

ANSWER Hello Kathy, The door springs are adjustable. Remove the kick panel and look to each side. The springs are readily visible, although you may not be able to see the slots that the springs fit into. There are normally 7 to 9 slots for the door spring adjustments. These are actually put on the units so if a decorative panel to match the cabinets is installed and the door is a lot heavier, the springs can be adjusted and keep the door from dropping like a rock. If there are slots toward the front of the unit in front of the slot the springs are now installed in, the springs can be moved to the slots closer to the front to make the door pull shut less aggressively. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, November 02, 2012

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