Squeezing the handle did not open the latch

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert From Ocala, FL

Oct 14, 2010

8 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

After unplugging the dishwasher, I opened the door which required more pulling effort than it should. There were 10 screws which fasten the inside panel to the door. 2 of these are located next to the latch. I used my drill driver with a star bit. By carefully separating the panel from the door, I was able to see the inside of the latch mechanism. The plastic handle had 2 ears that had snapped off. It was fairly easy to remove the broken handle and replace it with the new one. All that was necessary then was to replace the 10 screws and tighten them. It seems to be fine now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Latch Handle

Part Number: PS2100167

In Stock