handle boken loose at the plastic hinge pins

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Kevin From Iowa City, IA

Dec 05, 2008

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

First, I shut off the circuit breaker to the dishwasher and confirmed there was no power.
I then removed all the screws that hole the door together to discover what was the issue. Basically the original handle in this dishwasher was junk . all plastic with plastic hinge spots. All 4 were broken off. I started looking for a replacement handle when I discovered this latch assembly. This a much improved design with a metal rod used to hinge the handle.

I was pleasantly surprised when the part arrived i just a couple days.

I shut off the breaker again and then removed all the door screws and separated the two pieces. The latch assembly is held in place by two of the screws that keep the door together. I disconnected the electrical connections from the old latch with a pliers. After placing the electrical connections to the new latch, I reversed the entire procedure to reassemble the door.

A very simple repair and this latch is better than new.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180046

In Stock