Door Latch Broken (mechanical not electrical) - unit still worked

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Steven C From Vernon, CT

Jan 05, 2013

I cut the power to the dishwasher at the electrical panel, removed the 10 torx screws securing the metal inside panel to the door assembly, being unable to detach the electrical leads from the old handle (like many before me) I removed both connecting pads from the old handle with the aid of a jewelers screwdriver and installed them on the new handle, aligned the inside panel and handle with the door assembly to ensure no-leaks and replaced the 10 torx screws. Restored power to the unit and ran a cycle to ensure everything worked correctly and did not leak. Again, the difficulty rating and time taken will very depending on how long you decide to fiddle with the lead connections before you give up and take the easy way out.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180048

In Stock