Plastic handle latch was cracked and door was very difficult to open/close

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB5600AWW

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools

Paul From Orlando, FL

Jul 13, 2007

6 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

First turned off power to dishwasher. Then, I removed all the screws on the dishwasher door. Removed old plastic door latch from wire assembly piece. Pressed on latches for square small wire boxes connected to wire assembly piece to be able to handle wire assembly plastic piece without attachment to dishwasher. Tried to snap door handle to wire assembly plastic piece, but didn't seem to fit - was too tight. Checked for discussion online and found that it required heavy pressure to snap in place. Used pliers to clamp down on outer plastic on wire assembly piece to squeeze fit door latch plastic hooks in place. This was difficult, but with heavy pressure finally managed to snap in outer hooks. Then with difficulty snapped in inner hooks. Was afraid of breaking new plastic piece, but all worked out well. Door has never opened and closed so well!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Latch Handle (Now subbed to Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches)

Part Number: PS2180046

$28.05
In Stock