handle was broken

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Callan From Port Neches, TX

Dec 12, 2009

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First I killed the breaker to the dishwasher. Then I used a cordless drill/driver to remove the 11 torx screws that hold the inside liner to the door. Then lifted the liner a few inches to access the latch assembly, which was freed from the door when the above torx screws were removed. It is very important to now mark the two plugs going to the latch assembly so you will know which side is which, as well as which direction they went on (you can put them on upside down if you're not careful). These plugs will be stuck on and will be very hard to remove. There is no catch or tab that releases them, they're just on really tight. I inserted a flat bladed screwdrive between the plug and the body of the latch and twisted gently until the plug started moving. I then attached them to the new latch assembly noting my earlier marks. Then I opened the door as wide as it would go so it was parallel to the floor and positioned the latch assembly over its mounting holes and carefully lined up the inner liner over the holes in the latch assembly. I drove the two torx screws that hold the latch first, then installed the rest of the screws. Turned the breaker back on, everything works fine. Except for the stubborn plugs, this is as easy as it gets.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

In Stock