Handle and door latch broke

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

james From auburn, IL

Jun 07, 2010

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I am not an appliance repairman but I will try anything once. If I break it or screw something up, who cares. It was already broken right? This was a simple and easy repair. Removed the torx head screws. Lifted the inside door assembly. Propped it up with a wooden block. This allowed me to remove the old handle and door latch without having to remove any wiring except for the door switches built into the replacement assembly. Marked the lower wire on each of the wiring connectors attached to the switches. This saved me worrying about whether or not I had the connector the correct way. Lifted the old handle and door latch out. Removed the connectors using pliers. Try gently rocking them back and forth to avoid breaking the switches as they can be reused if they are still good. Plugged the connectors into the new switches and dropped the handle and door latch in place. Removed the wooden block and set the inner door back in place. Note: 2 screws that hold the inner door in place also hold the handle and door latch. Replaced the screws and ran a load of dishes. All together it took me less than 10 minutes to replace the handle and door latch.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

In Stock