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the spring load on my door for my detergent dispensor ha lost

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the spring load on my door for my detergent dispensor ha lost it's tension.
Can I fix this?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
if you open up the door and look around the frame of the dishwasher, do you have a full model number so I can see what kind of dispenser you have?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
I don't think that is a model number, can you look again and double check?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

found it


Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 years ago.
ok this is a common problem, it usually means that you need a new lid because it's flexing too much and the spring was able to slip past and un-wrap the tension. Here is a link to the lid you will want to order.


As far as putting the new lid on, you can just pull it off as it clips onto a plastic rod. The metal spring is in the middle. Take a look at how it's assembled before you take it apart so that you can put it back together when done. When you put it back together, you will want to have a little pocket flathead screwdriver so that you can hold the spring tensioned while installing the lid. Then once the lid is fully installed you can release the spring and it shouldn't slip past the lid anymore.
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