Door latch stuck in the 'up' position.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDBH965AWW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

John Craig From Central, SC

Jan 12, 2011

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

1. Remove the star head screws on the inside of the door.
2. Lift up the inside door panel. You might want to prop this part up with something.
3. Remove the electrical connections on each side of the old latch. This latch is not attached with any extra screws as two of the inside door screws are what hold it in place. This will be obvious when you take the door apart.
4. I used a broad flat blade screwdriver as a lever to get the electric connectors apart. Some people have said that these were quite difficult to get apart, but I did not have any problem.
5. Put the new latch in place and attach the electric connectors on each side.
6. Replace the inside door panel with the removed screws...be careful as these screws are being put into plastic and need to be properly started into the threads.
7. Door should work now. I am being extra careful when closing the door now by holding the latch up and gently pushing the door shut, then release the latch handle.
Good Luck

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180046

$26.31
In Stock