Door latch broken/ Heater switch broken

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

John From Woburn, MA

Aug 16, 2012

Imagine my frustration when my wife told me that she couldn't open the dishwasher door!!! After finding the part on Parts Select, which was easy (even though my model was no longer being manufactured - it told me that the part was compatible), and then seeing the picture of the part, I knew that I could fix this very easily......or at least hoped. The parts arrived in just a few days after ordering (which was also very easy. I replaced the door latch assembly AND the heater switch in less that 20 minutes, carefully noting and labeling which connectors went to which terminals (big thanks to digital cameras)and replacing the control panel. Worked perfectly! Initially faced with the prospect of replacing a dishwasher at $600+, I now have a perfectly functioning appliance for around $25.00 cost and very little hassle. I also found that spare parts for other appliances are very reasonably priced and will definitely go to Parts Select again before I panic and buy a whole new unit. Very very pleased.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Latch and Handle Assembly

Part Number: PS959001

In Stock


Part Number: PS959243

Special Order