broken hinge pin on one side [molded one piece]

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

Modelmaytagdoorlatch

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

Kenneth G. From Beecher, IL

Jul 23, 2009

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First I turned off the circuit / power to the dishwasher.
took out bottom rack
found correct torq bit [thats the kind of allen wrench] used with 1/4 exten. & ratchet wrench. Cracked loose all the screws then took them out.made a note this inner door panel fits inside outer door frame.Then lifted this out /away to access door latch which had electric wires to it.This whole assembly you pulled out from two outer pins that held it in place.Be careful and pull easy and evenly. Then I removed the latch and saw one side was broken. Installing new one you have to be easy and use some force, bend a touch to get both pins into holes. do one side then the other. Then partially tilt the whole assembly to get latch into door opening and push it down into where outer pins go into yokes to hold it in place.Then you must be careful when placing inner door panel back down into outer door.put all the screws in loose,then tighten. I was concerned about water leaking but had no trouble. It seems there is a seal across the bottom of that inner door and when you close door it butts up against another seal across opening on the bottom.Put bottom rack in, closed door, and turned on power. Gave it a rinse & hold and no leaks.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch Handle

Part Number: PS2100168

$30.91
In Stock