This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the left door hinge on Kenmore dishwashers. The most common reason for replacing the hinge is if the door will not open or close smoothly.
All of the information in this hinge replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore Tools used: phillips head screwdriver, T-25 Torx bit Step-By-Step Instructions 1 To replace the left door hinge on your dishwasher, the appliance will need to be fully uninstalled. To do this turn off the power to the appliance 2 Shut off the water supply valve. 3 Use a phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the mounting screws securing the lower access panels. 5 Using a 5/8th inch wrench or an adjustable wrench, unthread the water supply line from the inlet valve fitting – be prepared for some water to spill. 6 Next, unthread the screw to release the electric cover. 7 Note the orientation of the power wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires. 8 Unthread the screw to release the grounding wire. 9 Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief and power wires from the bracket. 10 Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet. 11 Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws. 12 To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance. 13 Now carefully pull the dishwasher out of the cabinet. 14 Place a weight on the top of the appliance to prevent it from tipping. 15 Now open the dishwasher door and use a phillips-head screwdriver to unthread the screws securing the outer door panel to the inner panel. 16 Detach the outer panel. 17 Detach the left side hinge link and spring. 18 Using a t-25 torx bit, unthread the hinge screw. 19 Use a 3/8th inch wrench to secure the nuts as you unthread the two mounting bolts to fully release the old hinge. 20 Prepare the new door hinge for installation by transferring the bushing from the old hinge to the new one. 21 We recommend applying a new friction pad to the inside of the hinge. 22 Now align the new hinge on the dishwasher door frame and secure it with the nuts and mounting bolts. 23 Thread and tighten the hinge screw as well. 24 Hook the hinge link and spring onto the new hinge. 25 Position the outer door panel then thread and tighten the screws to secure. 27 Confirm that the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall. 28 Now gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet. 29 Adjust the leveling legs if necessary. 30 Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop. 31 Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer. 32 Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point. 33 Fully position the wires and strain relief in the bracket then thread and tighten the strain relief nut. 34 Secure the grounding wire with the screw. 35 Join the black wires together and the white wires together and secure them with the wire nuts. 36 Replace the electric cover and secure it with the screw. 37 Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve fitting. 38 Realign both lower access panels and replace the screws to secure. 39 With the repair completed, turn the water supply back on as well as the power and your dishwasher should be ready for use.