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Dishwasher door drops to full open

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We just bought this house and had a repairman say our Whirlpool model #GU2475XTV80  S/N FY3310543 dishwashers door is normal: it drops to nearly full open position when the door is unlatched and will not "stay" in any intermediate position. We think it is unsae(little kids) etc and any others we have had the door would stay wherever position you put it in??

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I think the repairman that you talked to is mistaken......

 

You need to pull the dishwasher out, you maybe able to see if the springs are intact by removing the kickplate at the bottom.

 

One of the springs or plastic link that goes from hinge to spring maybe broken or you may just need new friction pads, (someone else on this forum just recently had one of these that the door wouldn't stay down and it ended up being the little rubber friction pads that go on the hinge arms so the door will stay at whatever open position you open it to.).  

 

Most likely since your door just drops down real hard you are going to find one of the springs are loose from it's attachment points and it will be a broken spring or the plastic/nylon link that attaches the spring to the hinge.

 

Friction pads 8268961 http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Sleeve/8268961/941116

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Edited by Budget Appliance Repair

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Thank you, it does not drop hard, it just goes down and stays down. All other dishwashers we have had, you could open door 1/2 way and it would stay there - this one, just goes/drops to the full open position. Repairman did say he adjusted the spring tension and could do no more and that this dishwasher did not have the door link  like links/pulley system like some do that i have seen and read about that was said to be the probable cause?

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went to lowe's tonight, pulled the doors open on 35 dishwashers all to many diffferent degree's of openess - only ONE(1) door did not remain ridgidly in any number of positions i checked  -  apperently i have the  "one in a million"  bad dishwasher design models although i believe it is 3 to 4 yrs old and a decent Whirlpool Quiet Partner 4 Model?  

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Part #7 is the friction washer if you want to check it.

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Edited by tpoindexter

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Thanks, it that like the previos man told me might be bad (like if i look at the close up he had )?  How do you know if it is worn or bad? Thank You!

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huh ??

 

the door doesnt drop down hard ? then its working ok

 

door should be either open or closed not halfway in between

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