Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repairLess than 15 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Gail From Sharpsburg, GA
Feb 02, 2011
6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Being a fairly technical female, I decided after Internet research to replace this part by myself. It could not have been easier - even after reading several Internet horror stories. I believe the major difference being I replaced the entire assembly, not simply the latch.
You need a hex-head allen wrench to remove the inside cover of the dishwasher door, and some sort of pliers to remove the old unit. I used vice grips since I am a wimpy girl - they worked nicely (this took the longest time).
Step by Step:
Turn off the power to your dishwasher.
Remove the door screws and carefully lift it to access the door latch assembly.
Remove the old door latch by unplugging the black and white electrical mechanism. Pay close attention to which side the black and white connections are removed from for reconnection reasons. This is where I had to use vice grips. It took a bit to "unplug" the old latch assembly.
Once the old latch assembly is removed, position the new latch assembly and reconnect the electrical source.
Carefully reposition the door and replace the screws.
Turn on the power.
Run a short cycle (I used rinse) to make sure that the unit was replaced correctly.
Can it be any easier than that??
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Part Number: PS2180046