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How to adjust the doors of a dishwasher

PMM door adjustmentMost modern dishwashers have similarly smooth door mechanisms. These mechanisms are quite simple, but have a slight drawback, which manifests itself on embedded technology. The door, which first opened and closed normally, suddenly becomes too weak and does not stay in a half-open position. Or vice versa, the door no longer locks in the open position, which creates even more problems. If this happens, you need to adjust the door of the dishwasher, and how to make it we will describe in the article.

Preparatory stage

Before we begin to adjust the door of the dishwasher, you need to prepare properly. This is very important in order for the subsequent work to go quickly and without annoying hesitations.

  1. You need to turn off the dishwasher and pull it out of the niche in which it is built.
  2. Prepare tools and materials

No special tools and materials are needed, as a rule, all the necessary things are in the pantry of any good owner.

  1. Read the instructions for the procedure.

You are already reading the instructions, which means we will assume that the third stage of preparation is taking its course. First disconnect the dishwasher from the mains, fold the power cord and hang it on a special mount on the back of the machine body. Next, shut off the cold (or hot) water supply to the dishwasher and disconnect the inlet hose. Lastly, turn off the drain hose, do not forget to plug the end with a stopper.

The dishwasher is usually fixed in a niche with special fixtures. You need to take a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the screws that hold the body fasteners and pull the dishwasher out of the niche. Although the dishwasher is not heavy, you still need to be careful. Lay a dry, absorbent cloth on the floor and place the machine on it. It is necessary to ensure a free approach to the body of the dishwasher from all sides. Now we will prepare the tools and materials. We will need:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • hexagon;
  • pliers;
  • metal cable 1.5 mm.

The last item may not be necessary, so do not rush to buy it until you are sure that it is really needed. As they say, an autopsy will show!

Progressdoor adjustment

So, a start has been made.Built-in dishwasher Bosch or any other is disconnected, removed from a niche and prepared for repair. We will begin. First of all, we unscrew the side walls and the top cover of the dishwasher in order to gain access to the smooth opening mechanism. Do not be scared in advance; you will not have to disassemble the dishwasher further. We do the following:

  • we unscrew the screws holding the right wall, remove it and remove to the side;
  • unscrew the screws that hold the left wall, just remove and remove it;
  • lastly, unscrew the screws that hold the top cover and also remove it.

In front, under the top cover, we see two screws, from which cables are stretched to the right and left. These cables run on both sides of the housing and are connected to the springs. This is the door opening mechanism that we will regulate. So that the door does not open so tightly or, on the contrary, keeps in the middle position, it is necessary to adjust the door springs. How to do it?

We take the hexagon and begin to tighten the screws, from the base of which there are tensioning spring cables. If the door opens tightly, the tension of the springs should be loosened; if the door is not holding well, the tension should be increased. Nothing tricky. Worse, if one of the cables is worn out and burst, then the load on the second cable and spring doubles, and it simply can not cope with its task.In such a situation, it is useless to make adjustments before replacing a broken cable. What do we have to do?

  1. As much as possible weaken the screw holding the broken cable.
  2. We take the pliers and remove the cable from the screw, then disconnect it from the spring.
  3. We take out a new, original cable from the packaging and put it on the spring.
  4. We take the end of the cable with pliers, gently pull it and put it on the screw.
  5. We adjust the cable tension according to the instructions described above and collect the dishwasher.

Summing up, we note that adjusting the dishwasher door is a simple operation, for which the master will take decent money. Isn’t it better to do everything with your own hands, and spend the money intended for the master on a bouquet for your beloved wife. Although, of course, you decide, good luck!


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