My dishwasher wouldn't start because the door wouldn't latch properly.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers


Dec 05, 2010

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

First I unplugged the dishwasher since I was working on the electrical. I just unscrewed all the screws on the inside of the door till I could get down to the door latch. I found that a tiny piece of plastic had broken off of the white bracket that holds the electrical switches (these turn it on when the door latches and off when the door opens). I had to break several tiny plastic prongs off the old bracket in order to pull the switches out of it (gently so the wires wouldn't pull out of the switches) and the door handle latch fell out easily. Then it was easy to snap the switches back into the new bracket, and slip the handle latch back in, and screw everything back down. It worked! I've never worked on a dishwasher before but looking at the photos of all the various parts (even the ones I didn't need to use) really helped me to see how the things go together and to narrow it down to which part I would need. The dishwasher was totally un-usable and all I spent to make it run again was less than $5. Thanks to Partselect!

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Part Number: PS2099632

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