latch would not stay closed during the wash cycle

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

frank From san rafael, CA

May 21, 2013

Even though the spring mechanism is listed as the culprit over half of the time it was not the problem here. I watched the videos of the replacement of the parts and followed the instruction. Holding the door parts together to get the screws started when reassembling was the trickiest part for me. The latch does now work.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Latch

Part Number: PS886294

In Stock

Strike Plate

Part Number: PS1156305

In Stock