Bosch dishwasher door wobbles a little

Valerie EmmerichSeptember 12, 2013

We have a Bosch dishwasher, model SHX5AL, bought about 4 or so years ago. It's great (if a little small) but recently I noticed that when I close the door, even if not completely, the door seems to wobble a little. My husband says his usual, "Don't worry about it," but I wonder if there's some way to tighten it. Thanks!

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bevwinchester

Ha, I hear you on that! That damn dishwasher door would have to fall completely off before my DH would worry about it! No Bosch ( I would love to have 1 of their new ones)- but I own a 4 year old KA & the door squeaks horribly & the racks are a battle to pull in & out! Don't we just love (hate) our appliances?

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jwvideo

Wobbling is not normal.

Can anything be done to fix it?

Sure. But I'm not clear what you mean by wobbling.

Are you saying that the top catch is a bit loose so the door does not seal tight? That is a worn or loose door latch assembly.

Or is the door wobbling side-to-side and up-and-down from the bottom? That would (most likely) be a worn, broken or loose door hinge on one side or the other of the inside base of the door.

If it is either one of those things, it will get worse over time and soone or later the door will leak.

First step for me would be to use the full model number to see if I could find a parts diagram at a site like Sears Parts Direct. That will give me an idea of how the thing works and how easy (or hard) it may be to get into the assembly.

I also would search at youtube. A quick pass turned up these videos which might help visualize the possible problems and solutions.

Latch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gub9I5RFeiI

Hinge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9NjwCZHfI8

Or, you could just call an appliance repair service.

If memory serves (it usually does, but not always), I think the door mechnicals only have standard 1-year-from-purchase warranty. Have a look at your owner's manual, though, just to be sure.

Hope this helps.

This post was edited by JWVideo on Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 13:34

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