Top door of machine would not latch

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Marcia From Prairie Village, KS

Feb 25, 2009

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Replaced the old latch knob and installed the new one by twisting it in by hand . That was easy. The part in the door itself was not holding the new latch knob. I tried unsuccessfully to take the door apart to install the new part that goes in the door and grabs the knob. When that didn't work, I stuck what looked like an alternative to replacing that part into the old part. It was a flexible part that was supposed to catch the knob. That worked for a while and then came out. Unfortunately, I'm back to putting a piece of cardboard between the door to make it stay up.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Strike and Latch Kit

Part Number: PS354898

In Stock