Door latch was broken and hard to open

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDBTT79AWB

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mike From Bend, OR

Feb 16, 2010

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

What a simple fix, wish the part was manufactured better, so many people have to fix it. First of all, switch the breaker off, there is power to the dishwasher and maybe to that part, I did not check, be on the safe side and hit the breaker. Open the door and leave it all the way open to remove the 11 screws? Removing the torx screws, not sure what size they were, could be 10 or 15. Lift up the panel facing you any simply pull out the latch. With a large screwdriver, put the blade in between the two electrical contacts and pry the connectors off the contacts. Throw away the old latch and connect the contacts to the new part. Place the latch in position and screw the panel back in place. Remember to turn the power back on and you’re done. I took me longer to get the tools together than to fix the dishwasher - about 10 minutes altogether.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

$23.96
In Stock