Latch handle broken

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB7100AWW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

John From Boone, IA

May 12, 2010

2 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I opened the dishwasher door, then used the Torx bit to remove the screws all around the edges of the door, and removed the inner part of the door. Then I removed the long metal plate at the part of the door farthest front (with the door open) and the large black plastic housing. The metal plate then became a useful tool to brace at an angle between the door and the body of the dishwasher. This not only held the spring-loaded door down, it also held the inner part of the door up against the body of the dishwasher.
One nut held the latch assembly to the door; I removed it with the nut driver.
On the latch assembly, there are two small plastic catches that keep the latch from sliding out, I held those out of the way with a blade screwdriver and slid the latch out.
The new latch then snapped into place, and I assembled the door again in the reverse sequence of disassembly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Latch Handle

Part Number: PS2099486

$30.27
In Stock