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It seems something has happened to my dishwasher so I can now only open the door halfway, before it starts jamming.

The wooden facia on the front of the door is unaligned by a centimeter or two, meaning the facia jams against the surrounding cupboard units

If I peek through the gap between the facia and the dishwasher front, I can see some sort of metal bracket, but I dont know how to remove or realign the facia.

Any ideas please? Sorry if its a bad description, its kinda a weird problem which happened while I was away from home for a week

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Find the manual for your appliance, it will provide instructions on how the panel mounts to the dishwasher –  Steven Jul 9 '12 at 13:53
    
Its an OKO Favorit (it appears OKO is a foreign name for AEG). I've viewed a few manuals for OKO Favorit, but none of them mention anything about the facia. I cannot find the exact model number I have, but Ive a sneaking suspicion it might be on a label underneath the facia. So back to square one. I was hoping these integrated dishwashers had some sort of standard way of fitting though –  carpii Jul 9 '12 at 21:05
    
We could only wish they were standard :) If it helps, on my dishwasher, on the inside of the door, there are 3 screws on each side which are used to secure the door panel –  Steven Jul 9 '12 at 22:05
    
Thanks Steven, Ill look for some screws on inside. But I had a real job even squeezing a clean fork out the dishwasher, so if the screws are anywhere near the base of the door, I think Im in trouble :) –  carpii Jul 10 '12 at 1:20
    
Have you tried forcing the door panel back to the correct position? –  Steven Jul 10 '12 at 1:45

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If it was moved out of alignment, you should be able to move it back into the correct alignment to allow you to open the dishwasher door again.

If you cannot get a decent grip on the door sides to force it, you can try using a glass suction cup to get a hold of it and force it back into position.

Glass Suction Cup

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its a wooden door front rather than glass. The problem is whilst I can grab the door facia, the manouvre I need to make to get it back into position isnt obvious. Thanks for the advice though, Im thinking I cant explain it well enough (and its too obscure a problem) for it be sorted over the net –  carpii Jul 11 '12 at 1:09
    
You can use this on any surface really, it's not limited to glass –  Steven Jul 11 '12 at 1:17
    
I finally got to the bottom of the problem. What has happened is the stopcock under my kitchen sink has been dripping while I was away. This meant the cupboard adjacent to the dishwasher became soaked, and swelled up. This caused the dishwasher door to start jamming against the side of it when opening –  carpii Jul 15 '12 at 0:22
    
But then it gets worse. In my attempts to force the door open, it pulled the dishwasher forward slightly, and the 4 plastic legs which the dishwasher was raised up on, snapped clean off. Of course this wasnt that obvious at the time, because its all hidden behind kick plates. –  carpii Jul 15 '12 at 0:24
    
Finally, Im marking your answer as correct, because as it turns out, nobody could have helped me over the net, but I appreciate you at least trying :-) Thanks –  carpii Jul 15 '12 at 0:24

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