If your dishwasher’s door looks bent or scratched, you don’t have to wait for a new appliance to make it look like new. Instead, you can replace the outer door panel in just a few minutes. If you have a Bosch dishwasher with a stainless steel door, order replacement part #00478778 and follow these steps:
1. Unplug the appliance.
Even if you’re just replacing the outer door panel, don’t skip this step. You could be exposing wires and electrical components contained behind the panel. Unplugging the dishwasher keeps you and the appliance safe.
2. Remove the outer panel.
Start by opening the door and removing the screws along the interior sides of the door. These secure the outer door panel to the door as a whole. Set them aside and close the door. Next, pull the outer panel down to slide in free of the control panel and pull the bottom corners loose. Then you can set it completely aside.
3. Switch out the door’s insulation.
The new door will not include insulation. Remove the insulation from the previous panel. Check it for damage. If it is still in good condition, you can insert it into the new door. Slip the insulation into place in the new door so it fits in the edges along the side. Then tape down the insulation in the square gaps in the middle of the sheet.
4. Install the new door panel.
Slide the new outer door panel up into the space near the control panel. Snap the bottom corners into place. Once it’s straight, open the door and retighten the perimeter screws to secure it in place.
If you have other repairs you want to make to your major appliances, go to Central Valley Appliance. We have tips and professional technicians who can help.