Door Handle broke

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Alex From Columbiana, OH

Feb 08, 2010

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The dishwasher door would not open and it appeared that the handle was broken. Ordered new door handle assembly which took one day to get by mail.

After squeezing the handle hard and applying force to pull upen open the door, the door came open.

Turn off electric power to dishwasher

Remove all the scews around the door frame.

Carefully pulling ccver back,remove the two screws from the handle assembly that hold it to the door.

Rather than pulling the wires off the microswitches, I removed each microswitch with wires attached by applying pressure on the two plastic tabs and slowly wiggleing the microswitch off the assembly.

On the new assembly, I removed the existing microswitches and put them in a bag for future use if needed. Snap the old microswitches in to place onto the new assembly.

Screw the new assembly to door and test latching. Then put all the screws back in the door.

Reapply power and test door for opening and also electrical functioning of the microswitches.

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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