Bad switch that appeared to be worse than it appeared

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB4000AWX

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

Stuart From White Hall, AR

Dec 27, 2008

14 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

1. Turned power to the unit off.
2. Used a star bit to remove the 7 screws holding the door panel in place.
3. Handed each to my 2 year-old grand daughter.
4. Removed a 1" switch metal retaining plate and a black plastic cover. Removed one screw holding the switch in place.
5. Gently lifted out the old switch and compared it to the replacement switch.
6. Inserted the two black connectors into the new switch.
7. Removed each of the four wires connected to the old switch and connected each, in-turn, to the new switch. Removed the exterior black handle from the old switch and snapped it into place on the new switch.
8. Put the switch into place, reinstalled the black plastic housing cover and long 1" metal switch retaining panel.
9. Set the door cover in place and let the 2 year-old screw in the 7 retaining screws.
10. Don't have to listen to the wife complain about the dishwasher anymore.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switches and Holder Assembly

Part Number: PS2099645

$31.80
In Stock