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Door Balance Link Kit – Part Number: 8194001
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Door Balance Link Kit

Your Price
$26.80

Fix Number: FIX972325

Manufacturer #: 8194001

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

The door balance kit helps support the dishwasher door. This kit includes 2 door balance links and 2 door balance mounts with wheels.

Works with the following brands

KitchenAid, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, Jenn-Air, Amana

Works with the following products

Dishwasher

Fixes the following symptoms

Door latch failure | Door won’t close | Noisy | Leaking

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by Fix customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 34 reviews
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Customer:
Rex from Fuquay-Varina, NC
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Broken balance link nylon cord (cable) due to improper installation. Too much tension.
Looked at video and followed instructions. Be sure to set the link assembly at correct angle - follow what you see in video. The assembly should be straight up & down, not at an angle. Setting at angle causes too much tension on the nylon cord (cable) and makes the door hard to open and keeping in one position.
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Customer:
Kenneth E from Ellenwood, GA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Very Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Plastic cord securer/hook fractured
By the time the door balance link kit arrived, I had fashioned a "home-made DIY" from strong nylon cord with strong "S" hooks by "trial and error" adjusting the length of the cord and by attaching each end of the cord to the "S" hooks with two half hitches. All cost less than $2. When the $23 Door Balance Link Kit arrived, I stuck it under the dishwasher to use "next time."
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Customer:
Julie from San Diego, CA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Free falling door
Replaced the door balance links and door balance springs by following directions from the PartSelect videos. Didn't know which thing was the problem until we pulled the dishwasher out, so we ordered both parts. Good thing--the door balance link cable was broken and spring no where to be found. There was enough play in the plumbing and wires that we did not have to unhook either to pull the dishwasher out.
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Customer:
Gregg from Castle Rock, CO
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Tension cord on door kit broke on one side
bought a repair kit with hinges and rope replacements for both sides. Replaced both door control ropes
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Customer:
Robert from Cotopaxi, CO
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
String on left door balance broke.
1) Remove screw(s) above dishwasher door that hold dishwasher in place.
2) Slide dishwasher out.
3) Replace all parts on both left and right sides with parts in kit.
4) Note: The replacement parts had upper and lower pullys on the pivot. This is MUCH BETTER than the original parts which only had lower pullys. The problem was the string would wear through at the upper surface of the pivot where it rubbed the plastic. The upper pully fixes this.
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Customer:
James from Avonmore, PA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Door hinge rope broke.
Took bottom cover plate off. Shut water off Took water supply line off and pulled dishwasher halfway out. Took old ropes off and unbolted pulley sets on both sides. Bolted both pulley sets on and put rope end on spring and pulled on other end over pulleys and hooked on frame. Very easy job.
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Customer:
Joseph from Mission Viejo, CA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Door fell down with little resistance .. little counter balance
Remove dishwasher from cabinet by removing two retaining screws. Remove and replace broken links. Reinsert dishwasher into cabinet ... use care to not damage cabinet to door seal.
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Customer:
Giorgio from Pepperell, MA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Broken door balancing rope
Had to disconnect the water first, removed the 2 screws that attached the dishwasher to the countertop, then pulled out from cabinet. replaced the cord with the new one. Push the dishwasher back in place, reattached the water and the 2 screw. Took me about 1/2 hour.
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Customer:
RICHARD from TOWSON, MD
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Door had no support, banged to bottom open position
removed kick plate at bottom with two 1/4 nut screws, opened door removed to phillip head securing screw at top just inside door. pulled unit out from under counter approx. 1 foot being careful I did not mess up water hose and exit water hose. Took off old balance wheel mount on impacted side and replaced, using 7/16 nut drive. Back spring was loose, I used long needle nose pliers to rehook the spring, keeping tension on the newly hooked up balance link sting. Ran string under bottom wheel of balance mount, towards front of door, and then over top towards back, and then around top wheel mount hooking it to frame. Moved until back under counter, reinstalled kick plate and top securing screws. Very simple process once you have viewed the video.
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Customer:
Silvan from Sammamish, WA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Dishwasher door would drop down when door opened.
The Door Balance Link Kit solved problem of broken cord, which was included in kit. Installation was easy, only needed a nut driver. My main problem was original installation had back wheels and front supports resting on relatively small 1" blocks, making reinstallation difficult. Solution was to place a 1" x 2 1/2" x 21" strips on each side to allow wheels to roll back into position. Made 6" long ramps for each side to facilitate wheels rolling up onto 1" strip. Ramps were removed and stored under machine for future use.
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Customer:
walt from bumpass, VA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Nylon cable slipped off one of two rollers/a popping sound when happened
Turn circuit breaker off. I didn't turn off water. Remove lower metal covers. First, remove plastic hole covers for screws located upper door/one each side. Use magnetized screw driver/screw driver bit for power drill, to remove these screws since they are inside the door and can drop when removing them. Screws help secure unit. Loosen plastic feet after removing screws. Pull unit out enough (watch lower water hoses) to view the kit that is secured to door brackets. On left side, the cable was off the pulley due to pulley with apparently worn nipple had popped out of hole (popping sound when occurred) in door bracket. Repair parts kit didn't have these nipples so couldn't use them unless did jury rig. Since original kit not broken, simply worn, did jury rig by using nut and bolt with washers in predrilled hole to secure this pulley to the bracket. Not easy since can't see when tighten the nut inside door bracket. Returned cable and not easy since rear spring is strong. Door pulley worked. Pushed unit back under counter; raised nylon feet and used level while raising unit to see screw holes in door and put screws back in and plastic covers; checked door closing; circuit breaker; ran the unit to check for leaks. Replaced lower cover. Kept repair kit since if need later, can do same nut and bolt jury rig.
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Customer:
Deb from Council Bluffs, IA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver
Door on dishwasher fell heavily when opened
I way video on this site However , I had very little room to work with. Ended up hooking the link system to spring , which was the most difficult part of the repair. Then using pulley part of the link system to muscle the spring to hook the part on to the door latch. Using the screw to help since my dishwasher had several holes. Helped keep the spring from popping off
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Customer:
cathi from Warfordsburg, PA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Door crashen down when opened
watched the video, only question was did spring go all the way to back or other holes on side. choose the back works great.
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Customer:
Billy from Kingwood, TX
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Left link cable broke-door would drop to bottom position
turned off water & electric sources; removed screws holding top of dishwasher to cabinet; removed bottom cover plate; pulled dishwasher out approx. 12" to 16"; removed link parts on both sides and installed new ones from kit; pushed dishwasher back in place; attached upper screws; turned on water & electricity and ran it thru a cycle to ensure there were no leaks and it filled/drained properly. (THE VIDEO ON THE PARTS WEBSITE SHOWED EXACTLY HOW TO DO IT! IT WAS A SNAP)
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Customer:
Thomas from Bellevue, WA
Parts Used:
  • Door Balance Link Kit
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Cord came loose from the door attachment
Easy as pie, took 5 times as long to disconnect power and water and get it out of the hole to do the repair. Used vise grips to re install the spring
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX972325
Manufacturer Part Number: 8194001
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