Latch handle cracked and broke

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Bradley From Kennesaw, GA

Dec 04, 2012

I removed the 6 screws that held the front panel in place. Then I removed the front panel and disconnected the electrical wires to the Hot/Cold dry switch and the timer mechanism so I could set the front panel to the side. Then I removed the 2 screws (they have a special star-shaped head for which I had the driver in my bit set) that held the latch assembly in place. Next I removed the 4 electrical connectors (noting which ones went where) and threw the old latch assembly away. Then I connected the 4 electrical connectors to the new latch and screwed it into place. Lastly, I reconnected the electrical wires tot he front panel and screwed it back into place. The dishwasher door doesn't seem to be a snug as before when it is in the closed position, but the gasket seal seems to be good. I did not replace the gasket because the old one looked good, and I have since used the dishwasher 4-5 times and it hasn't leaked. I put the new gasket in my shop in case I ever need to use it in the future.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number: PS979850

In Stock