Dishwasher latch broken, knob broken on load size switch on washer

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

George From Salem, OR

Mar 20, 2009

9 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

For the clothes washer, I removed the back of the control panel, which allowed acces to the broken switch. One screw attached the switch to the chassis, which I removed. I removed 4 electrical wires and a vacuum line from the switch and attached them to the new switch, and installed it. Reinstalled the control panel, after checking function of the new switch.

The dishwasher needed a new door latch, so I removed the screws attaching the face plate assembly from the door. This allowed acces to the broken latch, which was attached with two screws. Removal of the latch and wires was easy, as was installing the new latch in reverse order of disassembly. I replaced the door gasket as it came in the kit, and it's installation was a snap.

Total repair time for both appliances was perhaps one half hour.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability


Part Number: PS975853

In Stock

Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number: PS979850

In Stock


Part Number: PS1524399

No Longer Available