How to Repair a Door Spring on a GE Profile Dishwasher

The door on all GE Profile dishwashers lays horizontal when open, and is raised to a vertical position when closed. To assist you with closing the dishwasher door, and ensure that it doesn't slam open, a spring is connected to the rear of the door. After prolonged use, this spring may stretch or break, requiring replacement. Replacing the spring is a quick do it yourself task, and can be accomplished without having to call a repair technician.

Step 1

Disconnect the power to the dishwasher by turning off the breaker in your fuse box.

Step 2

Locate the two screws securing the dishwasher kick-plate to the front of the unit. The screws will be located either on the front or on the top of the kick-plate.

Step 3

Remove the two screws. Remove the kick-plate.

Step 4

Locate the old spring, located on the right-side of the dishwasher. If the spring is still attached, note the hole in which it is installed.

Step 5

Unclip the spring from the door pulley and from the spring hole, located on the bottom of the dishwasher.

Step 6

Clip the long end of the new spring onto the door pulley,. Clip the other end onto the hole that the old spring was attached to.

Step 7

Open and close the dishwasher door. If the door moves too quickly or too slowly, move the spring to a different spring hole. Test the door again.

Step 8

Replace the kick-panel. Re-secure using the two screws that were originally removed.

Step 9

Restore power to the dishwasher to complete the installation.


Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.