Fairly common issue -- Maytag handle snaps off and the dishwasher is locked.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Christopher From Marietta, GA

Jan 19, 2010

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

My 13 year-old son opened the stuck shut door. He says he lifted up on the sides of the door. I wasn't home and am not interested in trying it. But after it's open, shut off the power, remove the screws holdiing the interior of the door panel on and 2 of them will free the latch. If you remove it before the new part arrives, whip out the cell phone to take a few pictures before you disconnect the wires. Installation is the reverse! Part not expensive, shipped quickly: I was imagining this whole affair would have cost much more.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180046

In Stock