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Whirlpool GU2600XTPS7 Dishwasher door won't stay down


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#1 steveg_nh

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:42 PM

The door won't stay all the way down any longer. It stays at about 75% open, but not totally flat. Broken spring or something? I see a spring, part number, 8524473, on the diagrams. Does that hold the door down?

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:20 PM

I think the parts breakdown is missing a part................I thought there was a roller assy................................ Rollers and a cable that connected the door hinge and then to the springs...........................Will the door lay flat if pushed down, such as if the lower rack is pulled out?????........................The door spring helps with the closing of the door, is adjustable to lift with a little help or lifts about 1/2 way if the springs are set to the farthest adjustment.................................. .



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:42 AM

It doesn't take much force to hold the door down flat, but if you push it down without anything holding it down, it pulls back up to about 75% open. An empty lower rack will keep it down.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:23 AM

It doesn't take much force to hold the door down flat, but if you push it down without anything holding it down, it pulls back up to about 75% open. An empty lower rack will keep it down.

All is good.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:33 AM

Meaning not broken? It just started doing this a couple of months ago. It would always lay flat. The way it is now, you need to hold it down to fill the detergent and rinse aid containers.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:51 AM

Could be the pivot points of the hinges are wearing and slide easier...



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:12 AM

Hmmm. Sounds like I need to pull the kickplate and see what's going on...More info soon.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:33 PM

Also make sure unit is level (front leveling feet not slipping off tile etc) and that the insulation isn't binding in the spring bushing.  Looks like spring is adjustable at the tub frame.  Brother ctg, I was looking for the links too.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:43 PM

Well, I just checked it out. Both springs are there and not broken. I see no rollers or cables either. Unit is perfectly level, and sitting on hardwood.

 

This bugs me, as it absolutely used to stay down. Seemed like all of a sudden it stopped. Any ideas?



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:32 PM

To add, what is part number 8268961 used for? It's called a friction sleeve...



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 06:38 AM

Wondering if a worn or missing friction pad would make a difference? Never paid much attention to those little buggers:

 

http://www.repaircli.../8268961/941116


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:25 AM

That is the part I was asking about. What does that do, besides create friction? :)  Is the intent to give the door some resistance?



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:49 PM

Well just crawled around on the ground. The left side is completely missing this part, but I can see where it was (rub marks). Probably broke, and got swept up. The right side has it, but it's worn. I would guess these do in fact create some resistance on for the door, to hold it. We'll see. I'll grab two and replace them both.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Well, that's ironic...just went to start the dishwasher, and when I got the detergent under the sink, I found the broken friction sleeve! Someone must have found it, and just put it there.



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Posted 13 June 2013 - 05:16 PM

Gremlins.  Probably employed by GE.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

That is the part I was asking about. What does that do, besides create friction? :)  Is the intent to give the door some resistance?

This would be my guess. They are there for a reason.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:16 PM

Well, that was it. Pulled the dishwasher out about 5" and it took about 30 seconds a side to install. Immediate difference. Something so simple! Thanks all.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:59 PM

Great!  Thanks for letting us know!   :dude:






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