The door latch had broken

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mike From Cresson, PA

Jan 10, 2009

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Per the reports of others, after turning off power to the dishwasher, I removed the 11 torx screws that attach the inner & outer panels of the door. Once the door latch assembly is visible, its important to remember the polarity of the wiring attached to it-
facing the dishwasher, black to the left, white to the right. As others reported, it does require some effort to disconnect the wires from the latch assembly, but not too much. These can then be attached to the new latch assembly.
Also, as others reported, there are plastic tabs that are guides to position the latch assembly, but they break off. I didn't find them necessary to the repair anyway, since two of the (11) torx screws for the inner panel will line up with the latch assembly to attach it.
I just put all the screws back in and restored the power (my dishwasher was hard wired in to its own breaker on my electrical panel). The latch worked properly, and the dishwasher operated accordingly when used the next time.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL W10130695 (Now subbed to Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches)

Part Number: PS2180047

In Stock