Door latch broken - would not start on "Auto Clean" setting, panel lights blinking continuously

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB8600AWW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

AL From Bonney Lake, WA

Nov 22, 2009

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Switched off circuit breaker to dishwasher circuit .

Removed (11) screws on inside parameter of door. (Use "star" shaped screwdriver bit) Folded inside door panel to right to expose latch assembly and create slack in wires. Removed wire leads from old latch assembly switches - being careful to note that the white wire leads connnect to the right side switch of the latch assembly and the black ones to the left.

Discarded old latch assembly (Latch handle fell off of old assembly when I removed the old assembly - plastic hinge pins had sheared off.)

Connected wire lead terminals to matching terminals on new latch assembly and reassembled door. Turned circuit breaker back on. Dishwasher works like new!

(Make sure "cleat tabs" at the bottom of the inner door panel go to the outside of the outer panel when re-assembling door. Check for leaks when running first load.)

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180046

$26.31
In Stock