the latch mechanism broke on the dishwasher

ApplianceAmana Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Doug From Aurora, CO

May 18, 2011

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The failed part (latch kit) was quickly identified on the PartSelect web site. The order was placed for a replacement part and delivered in a timely manner (4 business days). The part looked identical so installation continued. The old part was removed by removing the six phillips screws that hold the top cover in place. (note: a star driver bit is required to remove the two screws holding the part in place.) The wires were switched from the old part to the new part one at a time to ensure that they were properly placed. The new part was secured in place using the two screws. The cover was replaced by securing the 6 phillips screws. The latch was tested and worked as expected. The total cost of the part and the shipping was around $50. Installation was a snap. This was a great experience and sure beats buying a new dishwasher! I will use PartSelect again.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number: PS979850

In Stock