Door would not stay shut due to worn striker.

ApplianceKitchenAid Trash Compactor


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Wrench set

Ken From Center Line, MI

Feb 05, 2014

These instructions are for a door with a round metal striker and a latch with 2 small springs. Before ordering parts try loosing striker and rotating it 90 degrees and retighten. With door shut open trash bin and loosen half way 3 screws on bottom of door. Open door and remove 3 screws holding handle to door. Remove 1 screw on each side and using a small flat screwdriver pry front and back of door apart. Use pliers squeeze small tabs on side of latch and push latch out of backside of door. Push new latch in place and loosely install all screws before final tightening. The striker can be held with pliers while removing the nut on the backside with a 1/4 inch drive socket or wrench. Install new striker. Do not over tighten.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Strike and Latch Kit

Part Number: PS354898

In Stock