Door Latch snapped while opening

ApplianceAmana Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Drake From Ogden, UT

Nov 20, 2010

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I ordered the black latch assembly part. Didn't know all the model numbers but I figured this must be the "planned product obsolescence" lynch pin so I ordered black.
Read the other descriptions and when right to it when the part arrived so quickly.
First I shut of the power at the fusebox. Used a torx bit in my drill to undo all the screws on the inside of the door. Very flimsy stuff. Propped the white inside part of the door up. Used my multimeter to verify that the power was off just by shoving it onto exposed contacts. Good.
Laying the new part next to the old I used a flat head screw driver to pry off one wire connector. I transfered that one connector to the new part. Then repeated for the second because I don't know if there was a positive and negative lead. Set the white inner door part back down. The torx screws that hold it on also hold the latch so I did those two first. Put all the screws around the top on firmly then went down the sides lining up the two pieces as I went down the sides. Torqued them all up to firm and reset the circuit breaker. Couldn't be easier.
Noticed that one guy had a bad control board. Heeded his warning by not prying open the door more than once. I washed my dishes by hand for three days but better safe than sorry.
Thanks for the help.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

$24.43
In Stock