Original handle cracked and broke

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Chris From Port Orchard, WA

Nov 27, 2009

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First shut off power to appliance - then unscrewed 11 torx screws on backside of door. Once screw were removed the panel seperates into two pieces very easily. Quickly located front handle assembly - sits essentially in a pre-formed mold so it lifted right out. Detached two leads from old handle - needed needle nose pliers for this as they slide off each side. Make sure you pay attention to which side goes where with the wires - in this case it was one side black and the other white. Once the old handle removed - just slide wire leads on appropriate sides of handle and place handle assembly back in. Before attaching wires make sure handle is facing right direction. Put panels back together and put 11 torx screws back in to secure panels together. Tested handle - worked great. Restored power to dishwasher and tested handle again with washer running. Door opening should interupt cycle. All checked out well - dishwasher is back in operation. Total time for fix was about 20-30 minutes. Easiest appliance reapir I have ever done being an experienced handyman.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

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