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PartSelect Number PS11731673
This black handled assembly is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
MAKE SURE ELECTRICITY TO DISHWASHER IS OFF!!! If dishwasher is installed directly wired, TURN OFF THE BREAKER!!! Undo the inside plastic door molding....remove the old latch and install the new one! Easy to install! Wife is very happy!
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Removed screws to the door and took out broken handle and replaced it with the new handle. Replaced screws.
I turned offf the power to the dishwasher, then removed about 10 screws to separate the inner door panel from the outer panel. I disconnected wires from 4 terminals, attached them to the new latch assembly and reinstalled the inner panel. The web site was easy to use, but I had reason to call your service people.The lady I talked with was especially helpful. I have bookmarked your web site and would order again, when necessary.
I followed the UTube video. I used a cordless drill to unscrew the Torx 21 screws, used a flat head screwdriver to pop the electrical connectors off, unscrewed the latch. The in install the new latch in reverse order.
Remove the screws around the inside perimeter of the door removed the switch and latch assembly. Disconnected the switches and reconnected the new assembly. Installed all of the Torx screws back in and did my three days worth of dirty dishes. Parts delivery was as promised dishwasher is working fine
I am 77 years old so I had my daughter help. We turned off the power unplugged the old handle & wiring & plugged in the new one. Put the back on and I was ready to wash dishes. Thank you for sending my order so fast.
Amana itself was the biggest issue, not all screws holding cover matched, must have been assembled on a Friday. The electrical connections were a problem too. Being a built-in I couldn't unplug the unit, never thought about the breaker. I got reminded a couple times they were live, and didn't separate easily. Replacing the cover was much easier, had to reposition it a few times for latch to work freely.
follow instructions from youtube.
unscrewed the door panel, installed new handle. Pretty straight forward.
I removed the 8 or so screws from the inside of the door. I then slightly pulled back the inside panel of the door exposing the black and white wiring connections to the handle. I removed the bad handle with the wires still connected and then disconnected the black and white wires one at a time and connected them to the new handle, making sure the handle was oriented correctly, handle facing outward. I then removed the bad handle. I put the new handle in place and put in the screws half way into the holes that go through the inside panel into the new handle. I then re-installed the screws from the bottom inside of the door going from the left side to the right and then back like you would lace a shoe until all of the screws were in and tightened and later tested the washer successfully.
The repair is extremely simple. Anyone who can use a screwdriver can do it. Watched a video online and it took me less than 30 minutes to fix it once i had the new part. I recommend doing it yourself and saving a lot of time and money.
I unscrewed the screws on the inside door panel with a small star screwdriver, took the old door handle latch assembly out, unplugged the wires from the old assembly, plugged them into the new assembly and set the new assembly in the door. I then realigned the door panel and put the screws back in. simple. I did have to release the latch in the new handle and latch assembly as it came in the open position and had to be released before installation. I used a small flat head screwdriver to lift the latch up and release it from the catch bar.
First of all you need to get the door to open to do the repair. This took some time to get it open because I really didn't want to do more damage. You need to yank the door open by trying to get your hands at the corners and pulling hard. I did this after trying to get a screwdriver into the latch to disengage the hook that holds it closed. It worked when I grabbed the top right corner and pulled. Got lucky.
unscrewed inner door panel, removed latch assembly (wire connectors were corroded a bit so this took the most time) exchanged assembly. NEED TORQUE BIT!
What a simple inexpensive repair. If you have trouble pulling off the electrical conections try inserting a screwdriver to get some leverage. Do not be too forcefull or you may break the connection. This project took a total of 10 minutes tops.
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