This brand of Maytag certainly doesn’t live up to it’s brand name

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Cort From Livermore, CA

Jun 16, 2008

1 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

So the door failed one fine evening and blew water and the door open. Come to find out the latching mechanism had failed due to stress cracks. The last sterilization cycle seems to do the failed part in totally to the point if failed on the next wash cycle.

So 12 screws later and a new door latch assembly I have a working Maytag once again.

Steps are:

1.Unplug dishwasher of AC supply

2.Lower front door 45 degrees down.

3.Remove 5 screws on the top of door assembly

4.Remove next lower 4 screws mid door assembly. Leaving the lowest screws in place.

5.Separate front door assembly from inter shell of door.

6.Grab door latch assembly and disconnect one switch at a time. Replace one switch connector at a time to the new latch assembly.

7.You must keep in mind that the switches have a locking connector so use a very fine screw driver to disengage the lock in the center of the plug.

8.Once you have swaped out of old latch reassemble in reverse order.

And your done! ?

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL W10130696 (Now subbed to Door Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches)

Part Number: PS2180048

In Stock