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Dishwasher Door Disaster.

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3PRINCESSES · 27/07/2004 09:01

Yesterday while 'unloading' heard a small rattling sound from within the dishwasher, and the spring inside the door seems to have pinged off. Keep forgetting about this and going to open the door which then smashes down like a guillotine - so far only on my knee and shin, but quite possibly on one of the children's heads soon.

Last night DH was striding around manfully brandishing a screwdriver and threatening to take the door off and put the spring back himself. Am unpleasantly reminded of Alan Partridge and the trouser press. Does anyone know if this is a straightforward as DH seems to believe? Should we get a real man out??

I love my dishwasher. Along the rocky path of childrearing it has been a constant friend. I just want to make it better again. Please help... (sob, sob)

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littlemissbossy · 27/07/2004 09:25

Personally, there is no way I would allow my DH to touch it!! he's useless at anything DIY. If I need anything doing either I have to do it, my Dad comes over or I pay somebody. If your DH is quite 'handy' then I'd let him have a go. If it isn't, I'd recommend you ring a domestic appliance engineer a.s.a.p - I couldn't live without my dishwasher!!HTH

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3PRINCESSES · 27/07/2004 09:52

I wouldn't describe him as 'handy' exactly... Suspect most of his DIY knowledge comes from watching a lot of Bob the Builder, and I don't think DIY Guru Bob has ever fixed a dishwasher door. Anyone know of an episode in which he has, so I can show it to DH before I let him loose on mine?

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littlemissbossy · 27/07/2004 09:54

LOL, does that make you Wendy?

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3PRINCESSES · 27/07/2004 09:56

NO NO NO - I'm FAR too glamorous, LMB. Mrs Potts is more my line. All that elegant garden statuary...

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littlemissbossy · 27/07/2004 09:58

TBH, I'm probably more at the "spud" end of things .... well I feel and look like that today

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Kittypickle · 27/07/2004 09:59

I've absolutely no idea how hard it is to fix, but the same happened here the day before yesterday and there is no way I am going to let my DH anywhere near the door with a screwdriver I am going to have to sort something though as I also forgot about it this morning and nearly broke the cat's back.

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3PRINCESSES · 27/07/2004 10:02

Kitty - feel so much better just knowing I'm not alone in my trauma.

LMB, from now on thou shalt always be known unto me as Spud. (He's the only thing that makes B the B worth watching anyway)

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