handle broke

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDBTT79AWQ

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Tom From Garland, TX

Nov 13, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

1-Turn off Electricity

2-Open door Dishwasher

3-wrenches/torx wrench(fitting to screwdriver set) electric/ Duck Tape

4-Unsrew torx screws/while holding down door

5-When all screws are out /door inside door separates from outside door***watch for wiring going near top of inside door and disconnect/while holding down outside door (I was sitting in a chair so I put outside door under edge of chair to keep it from going up.

6-Take duck tape and tape inside door to dishwasher for cabinet to keep out of your way

7-when you unscrew the two top middle screws you have unscrewed what is holding the door handle and switches

8-Disconnect handle switches (wiring) a good pull and wiggling will disconnect then/ attach new switches to diswasher wiring

9-Undoo duck tape and reattach top wiring (put it on solid-or it can come off)

10-Line up the holes and replace torx screws

11-turn on electricity

12-Another job completed and $$$ money saved by doing it yourself

THANKS FOR EVERYONES COMMENTS-AFTER READING THEM I ORDERED THE PART AND DID IT MYSELF

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180048

$26.77
In Stock