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Offline tcape

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LG Dishwasher door hinge-Broke? LDF8812ST /01
« on: September 16, 2014, 05:27:06 PM »
Door has no tension when opening, assuming hinge cable broke, is that a pain to replace? It also leaks sometimes at the bottom center of the door, hopefully caused by broken hinge cable.

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Re: LG Dishwasher door hinge-Broke? LDF8812ST /01
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2014, 06:26:04 PM »
Rope connector snapped, may have bent or at least popped the spring/springs off as well. Leak in center door not caused by that. Probably warped bottom door edge seal. look for waves
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Re: LG Dishwasher door hinge-Broke? LDF8812ST /01
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 01:35:02 AM »
<<< Door has no tension when opening, assuming hinge cable broke, is that a pain to replace? >>>

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Depends on the Serial Number

The original LG dishwashers---have metal side panels---requiring that the dishwasher be fully removed from under the counter.

Both side panels must be removed to access the door cables

Later models have no side panels---the dishwasher can be removed/pulled out 1/3 from under the counter to access/replace the cables (which have been improved btw)

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<<< It also leaks sometimes at the bottom center of the door, hopefully caused by broken hinge cable.>>>

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If the leak occurred *after* the door cable snapped/broke---then the possibility is high---that the hinges were damaged

The door on this model is quite heavy---a free-fall drop of the door can bend/damage the hinges and/or dishwasher frame.

If the leak was an issue *before* the door cable failed---the most likely cause is from a *defect* in the GUIDE ASSEMBLY

If the dishwasher was built between 2005 and 2010---the Guide Assy (4975DD1001A)---must be replaced

The symptom that occurs---is that the dishwasher develops a leak at the door after the cycle has been running for a period of 30 minutes to an hour (usually an intermittent leak---does not occur at all times)

When ordering a replacement Guide Assy---it's imperative that the *build date* on the Guide Assy (ink stamp) shows 2011 or newer

The part number of the Guide Assy was *not* changed. Build Date is used to determine whether the part is the original---or the newer revised/corrected part
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Re: LG Dishwasher door hinge-Broke? LDF8812ST /01
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 06:44:47 PM »
John, you make me look like a idiot again!

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Re: LG Dishwasher door hinge-Broke? LDF8812ST /01
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 07:19:50 PM »
Not at all.

Consider it useful/relevant information

For example...

After each Training Seminar (regardless of manufacturer)---I always make a point to thank the Training Instructor for educating us techs on the latest/greatest technology---and solutions to problems.

Ask me technical questions---on brands that I do *not* have formal training or experience with---brick wall:)




 

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