Dishwasher door would close but not latch

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers

thomas From Littleton, CO

Apr 21, 2010

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The door catch clearly was not acutating correctly when the door handle was depressed. I removed the 6 screws (star pattern, not phillips) from the top of the door to allow access to the door handle and catch. the door handle is made from a thin and poorly constructed plastic piece with two arms that attach to the body of the latch. The latch has an electrical switch that has two wires attached to it. Note the location of the wires before you disconnect them. remove the latch assembly and door handle together. Remove the damaged door handle. Note where the return springs are located on the handle and latch. Replace the new handle on the latch mechanism, attach the springs, put the complete mechanism in the door and replace the screws. Finding the problem took 5 minutes and the remove of the top of the door. Waited 4 days for the part, 10 minutes to install the new part and back in operation

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Release Spring

Part Number: PS392963

In Stock

Door Handle

Part Number: PS393129

In Stock