This is CRAZY, but my dishwasher will not CLOSE. HELP!


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This is CRAZY, but my dishwasher will not CLOSE. HELP!

alkapal | | Apr 2, 2012 11:36 AM

I am pretty good mechanically, but I caNNOT figure out why my dishwasher door will not close.

The trays are fully back. the door seems to be in the same spot (no wiggle). doesn't seem to be any issue with the hinges. really, it seems to be all about the abutment issue (see next comment).

BUT, it seems like the reason that the door won't close is because there is an attached tray on the front (WHICH NEVER PRESENTED A PROBLEM BEFORE) hits up against the door. adjust the top tray up or down doesn't matter. and the gap seems to be getting larger. this is NUTS!

kenmore. (edit….gap now about 4").

I know that this is a very, very strange request.

I am totally flummoxed!

Any thoughts will be so appreciated, or else, we have to get a new dishwasher.

PS, the last time we used the dishwashwer, we noticed some leakage from the bottom left edge of the door. BUT, the door still closed after that…now it won't close at all. (help on that leakage issue would be welcome, too). if we could address the leak and the door, well……we're back on track. but this is bizarre. i could probably deal with the leak, but now this issue is ramping it up to "NO GO." i want to be thrifty. i NEED your advice, help…..i am going nuts trying to figure this out!

AGAIN, totally weird, and totally an outlier issue.

edit: i have no idea what model kenmore this is…probably 2004 vintage. i know it is old, but it was working fine. (except for that leaking issue, which i felt i could deal with. maybe i just have to suck it up and get a new one…BUT ….But… can I save it? somehow?).