Whenever I open my dishwasher door, it immediately drops to about 1/2 inch above the floor, narrowly missing my toe. The top rack wants to fly out and meet the door on it's way to the floor, but I usually manage to catch it before it falls. I have the money to buy a new dishwasher. My spendthrift self is telling me to buy a new one before the door breaks someone's foot, but I'm not going to. Not yet.
I want a new dishwasher, but I'm going to try and fix this one first. It still washes the dishes and dries them pretty well. It's not leaking as far as I can tell, so I'm going to fix it MYSELF. This will be something new for me since I don't consider myself to be very handy, but I think my time has come. So far I've gone online and found the rollers and the stopper clips needed to keep the top rack from flying out. I purchased them online for a total of $16. I have a pretty good idea how to install these parts, but if not, I'll go on YouTube and find a DIY video. I don't know how to stop the door from hitting the floor yet, but I plan to find out.
Am I being penny wise, but pounds foolish? I hope not, but it's worth a try as long as I continue to watch for leaks and the dishwasher doesn't start breaking my dishes or my foot. Have you become a do-it-yourselfer --these days? If so, share your story with us by leaving a comment below.