door latch loose and door would not open

ApplianceAmana Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

thomas From gaithersburg, MD

Jul 30, 2010

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Had to insert putty knife in the top of latch opening and press up to release the latch so the door would open.

Turn off electric to unit.
Removed the 12 star screws on the panel inside of door.
Pulled out the two wire plugs from the door latch unit, had to use a screwdriver to help push out the metal pronges.
Insert the plugs in the new unit and align the latch pivot point on the door and the two holes with the holes for the inside panel.
Replace the screws.
When the door is closed the latch will be pushed into place and the door is held closed.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180049

In Stock