Your KitchenAid dishwasher is a reliable workhorse that helps you with the daily task of keeping your kitchen clean. On rare occasions, however, you may notice a problem with the door to your dishwasher. When this occurs, these handy troubleshooting tips can help you get your dishwasher back to its peak condition quickly and easily.
When the door hinge spring on your dishwasher's door breaks, you know it instantly. Instead of gliding smoothly down to its open position, the door instead drops heavily, probably catching you by surprise. Door hinge springs are among the dishwasher parts you can easily find at Sears PartsDirect. Make sure to replace both springs at the same time to maintain even tension on both sides of the dishwasher door.
If your dishwasher's door doesn't latch properly, the dishwasher refuses to work. Check both the door latch assembly and the switch inside it to make sure your door is latching and that the dishwasher is aware when the door is closed. If either is malfunctioning, it should be replaced.
The detergent dispenser of your dishwasher sits on the door's inner panel. If you find your dishes aren't fully clean after running a cycle, check to see if the detergent dispenser opened to release the detergent at the proper time. If you spot visible cracks or if the latch is broken, it's a fairly simple dishwasher repair to replace the entire detergent dispenser.
Sears PartsDirect should be your first stop when you need to repair your KitchenAid dishwasher. To get started, choose the type of category from the list above, click the chat button or call 1-800-252-1698.