latch was broken

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Loretta From Ancram, NY

Sep 30, 2009

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I followed the installation instructions I got from this site. These repair stories are very helpful and made the repair clear and easy.

I took the panel off with a T-20 screw driver (bought for about $4), propped up the panel without disconnecting wires...

At that point, I remembered that I needed to switch off the breaker, so I went downstairs and did that.
Then I took the old latch out, taking both switches off the old assembly and switched out the new switches for the old in the new assembly... (you have to press the small button in on the switch for the switch to snap in place.)

I installed the new assembly with the old switches because the old ones were fine and someone on this site suggested saving the new switches for when/if the old switches failed... (also I found it impossible to unplug the wires from the existing switches!)

Once the old switches were in place on the new assembly, I placed the assembly in the door and replaced the panel.

All the screws in my panel were the same length, unlike a post from someone else that stated that the screws around the latch were longer... mine were all the same length.

Easy, overall.

The Sears repairman was not scheduled to arrive until 10 days after I called to schedule... I got the parts from PartSelect in 2 days and the fix took me about 20 minutes. Obviously, I cancelled the Sears repairman.

After that, I ordered new parts from PartSelect for my 20 year old cooktop so it will look good for the upcoming holidays...

Never knew I could fix and refurbish my appliances for so little and so quickly.

PartSelect is great.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

In Stock