Dishwasher door would not latch

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Charles From Melrose Park, IL

Nov 15, 2010

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First be sure the power to the dishwasher is off. Open dishwasher door and remove the 7 torx-head screws that hold the inner panel to the door. Lift up the inner panel and note that there are wires attached to the rinse agent motor. Remove these wires from the rinse agent motor and set the inner panel aside.

With the inner door off, the dishwasher door will not stay down, so place a weight on it near the bottom. (I used a filled gallon plastic bottle.)

At the top center of the outer door, find the switch holder assembly. It is held in place by one hex-head screw. Remove the complete assembly and note the position of the old switches and wires.

The outer door handle is also part of the assembly. Remove it from the old holder and install it in the new one.

Then, install both new switches in the new holder. Disconnect the white wires from the old switch and install on the new one. Do the same with the black wires on the other. Slide the new assembly back into place and secure with the hex head screw.

Re-attach the wires to the rinse motor and lower the inner door panel back into place. Secure evenly with the 7 torx screws.

Restore power and check operation.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switches and Holder Assembly

Part Number: PS2099645

In Stock