One of the two door switches was worn out

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Matthew From Boscawen, NH

Apr 19, 2011

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I did not need all the parts in this assembly, I only needed one of the two included switches. It is nice to have a spare in stock for when the other one goes bad. I highly recommend disconnecting the power first. I did not, and I received a shock while doing this repair. Open the door.

1) Remove the inside panel of the door by unscrewing the 7 torx screws that hold it on. Set it upright against the counter being careful of the wires that attach the soap dispenser, and being careful not to let the door slam shut while you are working on it (its a little more springy when you take it apart). You will see a metal strip along the top of the door that was held in place by the torx screws, set this aside being careful of the wire that is attached to it.

2) You will see a large black plastic cover on the back of the control panel that covers the electronics, remove it. (you should be able to do this by hand, it is just clipped on there with plastic push tabs) You will now be able to see the latch mechanism with the 2 door switches.

3) Use pliers to pull the 2 wire contacts off of the defective door switch, then remove the switch by hand; it is held in with another plastic push-tab. Insert the new switch, slide the wires back on their respective contacts by hand, and then perform steps 1 and 2 in reverse.

I was overjoyed when I got it back together and it worked! I guess that Maytag repairman can keep on sleeping at his desk!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Switches and Holder Assembly

Part Number: PS2099645

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