Replace Broken Latch

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelPS2180046

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Edwin From SEABROOK, TX

Nov 25, 2010

0 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The repair story by Leonard From Plant City FL on PartSelect.com told me exactly what to do. I took the liberty of copying his and adding a few changes:

First, I checked the inside of the door and confirmed that the inside panel of the door was held in place with about 10 torx screws.

Second, I did not have to buy a set of torx screwdrivers because I found a bit in my screwdriver set that fit.

Third, I TURNED OFF THE POWER TO THE DISHWASHER AT THE BREAKER BOX! Safety first!

Fourth, I removed the screws and gently lifted the inside panel of the door, and then gently lifted the broken door latch assembly out of its slot. (There were no more screws to remove, because the latch assembly is held in place by two of the door screws.) Two sets of wires, one white and the other black, were connected to the latch assembly by plug-in connectors.

Fifth, I unplugged the wires from the broken latch assembly. The clips in the plug were very tight, so I used a wide blade Screwdriver to pry the clips Loose. They snap on.

Sixth, I plugged the wires onto the new latch assembly, and then slipped the latch assembly back into the slot.

Seventh, I replaced the inside door panel, and replaced in the 10 torx screws.

Finally, I turned on the power at the breaker box, closed the door, and turned on the dishwasher. It ran perfectly!

It was very easy to do and following Leonard's procedure Gave me confidence.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180046

$28.05
In Stock