Latch handle broken, one spring missing.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Richard From McMinnville, OR

Jan 05, 2013

Latch handle broke at each side. Beware in Model number of dishwasher that "I" looks an awful lot like "1" and there are both. Ordered the latch handle and it came in good time. Removal of the upper panel was just six T15 torx screws. Of course I didn't have that size, had to buy one. Remove the spring(s). I used small needle nose pliers. When apart it was clear I needed one of the small springs. Found one locally for six bucks. Both "legs" of the handle were broken. It came apart with a bit of figuring, new handle went on more easily than I expected but you have to see how it goes together. Installed the two small careful, I lost one for a few minutes..with small needlenose pliers. It all went back together easily when the new handle was put through the slot. Reinstalled panel.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Handle

Part Number: PS393129

In Stock