Which part do I need to replace the door tensioner(s) for this model? I haven't removed the dishwasher, yet, to examine the problem, as my question is based on the fact that the door falls under its own weight.
Answer Hello Scott,
On this model it looks like the only thing in the door closure assembly is the spring 4162629. Some models have a spring and cable set-up with plastic links, but this one looks like the door spring connects directly from the door hinge to the frame.
How do I install this part? Step by step instructions please.
Answer Hello Lydia! Please see the following steps to install the door balance link kit 8194001. Hope this helps! Thanks.
1. Open the dishwasher and remove the two plastic grommets about halfway down on either side of the opening. Then remove the two screws under the grommets.
2. Remove the kick plate under the door. May have to lower unit by turning the feet using the adjustable wrench.
3. Make sure you have enough slack in the water input line and electrical wiring that you can pull the dishwasher out about 12 inches or more.
4. There is a spring and nylon rope link on both sides of the unit. Probably just one link is broken, but the replacement comes with two, so you can replace both or save one as a spare. Look at the good side and it should be pretty self explanatory how it attaches. I found it easiest to first thread the link around the lower pulley, then attach the link to the spring, then spring to the rear support, then the link to the door.
5. Reverse (2 to 1) to reinstall the dishwasher.
I am trying to see if this part if the correct part - however your pics have a white part against a white background - I can't tell if its the right one - any other pics here?
Answer Hello John! The pictures on our website are the only pictures that we have available. The door balance link kit 8194001 is used on your model KUDI02FRSS0 and consists of two wheel and mounts and two door link cables. You will use this kit to repair a heavy/falling door when one of the cables break. Hope this helps you, thanks!
My dishwasher door is now free falling; it offers no resistance. The dishwasher works fine when the door is securely closed. Can you tell me which part I need (See below) or both or something else? Thank you.
AP3775412 (door balance link kit)
Answer Hello Peter. You will need to disconnect the power and pull the dishwasher out about 6 to 8" and check if the springs are broke or the cable is broke. Check both sides because it has springs 8270182 and links 8194001 on both sides. The link kit does both sides, but you will need to order 2 springs if both are broke.
Is there a door balance link kit for our model KUDA220TWH4? I'm only finding reference to a spring on searching. Does our model have to be pulled out to service this part? Thanks.
Answer Hello Charlie! Your model does not use a door balance link kit. Your unit uses the door spring 4171383 and the right door hinge 4161594 and left door hinge 4161592. Your unit may have to be pulled out just a little, depending on how you have it mounted and the amount of room in the area it is located. Thanks!
How to install Door Balance Link Kit for kitchenaid dishwasher. Please give me same picture. Thank you.
Answer Hi Andrzej. Sorry, but there is no diagram on the install. However, you will need to pull the dishwasher out and you can look at the other side to see how it is installed to replace the one that is broke. The unit needs to be pulled out at least half way to access the door balance link 8194001. Thank you.
Both cables for door hinge have broke. Should there be springs on each side of pulley system or just on right side (facing DW)?
Answer Hello Jason! Yes, there should be two door balance springs 8270182. Also check all the parts in the door balance link kit, part number 8194001. Thanks!
I have a broken rope and the door slams open. Will kit AP3775412 do the trick?
Answer Hello Steve. Yes, if the springs are good, and the rope is broke, you will need to replace the door balance kit 8194001 on the unit. This will fix the unit from the door dropping.