Broken latch assembly and handle, cracked control panel.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelMDB7600AWS

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver

Dennis From San Marcos, CA

Jan 26, 2008

104 out of 112 people found this instruction helpful

I ordered a new control panel, latch assembly and latch handle. The panel and latch assembly (which includes two contact switches) came quickly, the cheapest part (latch handle) was on back order. I was surpised when the handle came because it included a new latch assembly with the handle already attached, maybe an improved design?
I shut off elecricity to the dishwasher, opened the door and removed the 11 torx T-20 screws. The inner panel lifts up and I then unplugged the electrical connector at the soap dispenser, unplugged the 2 connectors at the latch assembly contact switches (remember which is which). The inner panel can be removed and set aside. These connectors are tight coming off, so use care and maybe some Channel locks to wiggle them loose. If your changing the control panel, remove the cover over the circuit board, a ribbon connector goes into this and has a sliding collar, slide up to loosen and remove the ribbon, fully insert the new ribbon and slide back down to tighten.
I used a 1/4 inch nut driver to remove the screws holding the panel. The latch assembly with handle attached snaps into brackets on the panel, re-install the control panel, routing the ribbon cable carefully. Replace the cover over the electronics, plug all the elecrical connections back in, replace the torx screws. Turn on the power. The new parts seem much better than the original.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

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

Part Number: PS2180047

$23.96
In Stock

USE WPL 6-917713 (Now subbed to Control Panel with Touch Pad)

Part Number: PS2340953

$158.14
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USE WPL W10275768 (Now subbed to Door Latch with Switches - NO Handle)

Part Number: PS2367344

$25.09
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