Opening Handle Broke

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDC4650AWB

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

CHRIS From SAN JOSE, CA

Mar 12, 2011

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Pretty easy job. You need torx tips for your screwdriver. An electric screwdriver got all 8 or 9 screws out of the door panel in about 60 seconds, separated inner door from outer door, pulled out handle assembly & disconnected wires, attached wires to new assembly, screwed it all back together. Be prepared... the handle will break again. It's just a bad design by Maytag. This Maytag model is so bad the company discontinued it. Beware of the control panel getting corroded from steam & failing. If replacing this panel, make sure you seal where the cable goes into the touchpad with some kind of waterproof glue, nail polish remover, or sealing tape so it doesn't happen again.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

$23.96
In Stock