Latch button the you push to open the dishwasher broke off

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kenneth From Villa Park, IL

Aug 10, 2012

After using a flat blade screw driver to open the door, you position the blade against the latch and push up, I took out the four, Philips, screws, across the top of the door and the first screw down on each side of the door. Be careful when you remove the last screw because the panel with the timer button and the cycle selection buttons will fall off.
You will need a number 20 Torx driver to remove the latch assembly from the door. After it is off, replace it with the new latch assembly and screw it to the door. Align the front panel and install one screw to hold it in place, but do not tighten it fully. Then replace the rest of the screws and tighten them all. Close the door and see if the latch works properly. The door gasket wasn't leaking so I did not replace it. DONE!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number: PS979850

In Stock