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ilyaz 04-11-2010 09:36 AM

can't open dishwasher door fully after re-install
 
We have a Maytag QuietSeries 300 d/w that we decided to keep during our recent kitchen renovation. However, after our contractor re-installed it, the door would not swing open fully. Before it would swing open to a horizontal position without any effort. Now it opens freely until about 10-15 degrees to the floor and then stops. Pushing on it does not help. What was done wrong during the reinstall? Thanks!

DangerMouse 04-11-2010 09:45 AM

Can you post pics of it open and closed?

DM

ilyaz 04-11-2010 09:53 AM

2 Attachment(s)
here we go...

firehawkmph 04-11-2010 10:13 AM

Ilyaz,
Hard to tell anything wrong from the pics, other than the fact that the door isn't opening all the way. Take a close look at the sides of the dishwasher where it meets with the wood cabinet and fridge panel, especially down low where the door pivots. Are there any obstructions, a small piece of wood trim sticking out, an errant screw head protruding, etc.? Something is obviously preventing your door from opening. Look underneath the door also and move the door back and forth gently near the bottom of its travel and see if you can see what the door is hitting. A flashlight would help here. If you don't see anything, call the contractor back and ask him if he would stop by and take a look at it. Let us know what you find.
Mike Hawkins:)

tpolk 04-11-2010 10:48 AM

may have put toekick on wrong or screws not set

ilyaz 04-11-2010 12:41 PM

Yes, the toekick was the problem. Thanks everybody!

DangerMouse 04-11-2010 12:55 PM

And the No-Prize goes to: tpolk!

and he scores!!

DM


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