Door would not open.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years



Dec 04, 2010

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To open "stuck door", with right hand around upper right top edge of door and with left hand push directly inward on handle then pull out with right hand. It is a little tricky to do, but door will open. Turn off power to dishwasher. With the right size torx driver, remove the stainless steel screws around inside perimeter of door, left, right and top. Lift out inner door, which has a clip holding some wire in middle, so can;t lift all the way off. Lift it up enough to just "lift out" door handle/switch assembly. With power OFF, grab plug connectors and pull of old handle. Mine were very tight, and kind of rocked connector down and up while pulling and came right off. Plug wires into new unit, lay in place of unit removed just alighning to two pins. Lay inner door back in place, put screws back in, and you are done. VERY easy repair.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180050

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