Latch assembly was broken

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDBH965AWB

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

Glen From West Chester, OH

Aug 25, 2011

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I ordered the door latch assembly for our Maytag dishwasher. The part arrived earlier than promised and was easy to install. Overall, a very positive experience. The replacement only took 20-25 minutes, and I do have two pointers that might shave about five minutes of the job.

1. Interior door panel re-installation.
When you are reattaching the interior door panel, insert each of the eleven or so Torx screws and leave them all loose until they are all in. There's not a lot of slop in the door alignment, and if you tighten each screw as it goes in, the last two or three may be pretty hard to get inserted. At least that's what happened to me. So I re-loosened all the screws, re-aligned the door panel, and the last few screws went in easily. Just leave them all loose on the first pass.

2. Microswitch plug removal.
The cable plug connector fits pretty tightly on the two microswitches. I could not unplug mine by hand. I found that using needle nose pliers BETWEEN the switch and copper connector lugs really made it easier. I just slightly depressed the copper tabs, and then pulled the connector plug away from the door latch assembly.
Overall - Fast delivery and easy replacement. I'm quite satisfied.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180047

$23.96
In Stock