We have a built-in Kitchenaid Superba model KUD501FKPA1 (Maple front,
stainless steel interior) dishwasher that suddenly started letting it door
open with no restraint (i.e., the door stays closed properly, but when you
pull on the door to open it, it just flies open and will whack you in the
knees on the way down -- most unsettling). :(
It did not used to do this as I think it must have had a spring or some
tensioner that snapped. Anyone familiar with these dishwashers care to
speculate on what happened and what I will need to do to fix it?
I assume I will need to order a spring, pull the unit out of the counter and
replace the spring from underneath, or is it going to be a bigger deal than
this? Need special tools? Any labor saving tips?. Anybody know the part
number so I don't have to remove it twice?
Thanks in advance for any help.
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