DIY Door Hinge Repair on an LG Dishwasher
The door hinge assembly on the dishwasher features a tension spring, which ensures proper opening and closing and prevents unexpected opening or blocking. If the door opens too smoothly, it is advisable to check the springs: most likely, one of them is broken.
Step 1: disconnect the dishwasher from the mains and turn off the water supply valve
Trip the circuit breaker or remove the fuse from the fuse box. Be sure that the display has no indication. It is imperative that there be zero voltage in the unit.
Turn off the water supply valve in the basement or under the sink to ensure that no water is getting into the unit.
Step 2: Take off the bottom front access panel and toe panel
Remove the screws in the front access panel using a ¼ screwdriver. Pull the panels forward and remove them.
Step 3: Pull out the machine
Once the bottom panels are removed, check the junction box at the bottom of the dishwasher. Take off the cover and disconnect the wires.
Undo the two mounting screws in the brackets, which hold the dishwasher in the cabinet.
Pull the machine from the cabinet. To avoid damage to the water supply hose, pull it gently to ensure there is enough length in the hose.
Step 4: Remove the springs
Check the door springs on the machine’s side. Note and remember the springs’ position relative to the rear and front bracket. If you are replacing the tension spring, please, be sure it is placed in such a way as to ensure enough opening and closing tension.
Release the spring from the rear bracket using pliers. Extract the door spring from the hinge on the dishwasher’s front side.
Do the same on the other side.
Extract the spring from the hinge.
Step 5: Replace the springs
Install the new springs in the door hinges. Make sure they take up the same position as the old ones.
Fix the springs on the brackets at the dishwasher’s back using pliers. Do everything very carefully.
Step 6: Put the dishwasher back in its place and reconnect it
Push the dishwasher back into the cabinet. Reconnect the junction box wiring and fix the cover.
Put the screws back into the mounting brackets and fix the dishwasher in the cabinet. Tighten the screws properly.
Put the access panel and the toe panel back in their places. Put back the screws and tighten them firmly.
Step 7: Reconnect the unit to the water supply system and electricity network
Release the water supply valve. Make sure the inlet hose is connected properly. Reset the circuit breaker or put back the fuse. Run a maintenance cycle to check the unit for leaks.