The handle broke on the dishwasher and needed screwdriver to open the latch

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Phil From Monroe, NH

Feb 12, 2010

5 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I took out 6 screws, the face plate just hung down. Make sure the breaker is off. there were two screws that held the switch and handle in place took those two out. Disconnected the four wires on the microswitchs and placed them on the new handle. Put the diswasher back together. Turned breaker on and worked great. But it started to leak. This is why they give you the gasket. The new latch does not always match to the same seal o the gasket. Replaced the gasket took less them two min. Ran the dishwasher again no leaks and the handle you can use one finger to unlock.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number: PS979852

In Stock