Door latch would not release permitting the door to open for reloading.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jan From Montesano, WA

Jan 24, 2010

1 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed the 8 screws on the interior side of the door that holds the plastic inner-face to the door assembly. This allowed me to easily pry the inner face away from the outer face which exposed the latch assembly.

The broken latch practically fell out making it very easy to work the new one into place.

I replaced the 8 screws, closed the door until I heard it latch and then squeezed the handle and was rewarded with a very satisfying sound and feel as the door popped open without a hitch.

I know a repairman would have cost me a minimum of $75 plus a hefty price for the part.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle Actuator

Part Number: PS2337860

In Stock