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PartSelect Number PS11748729
This is a part found in your dishwasher. This part includes the black handle, latch, and 2 switches. This part is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open. NOTE: White handle is no longer available. If you notice any one of these symptoms it could be due to the breakdown of your door handle and latch assembly: your door latch is not operating properly; the door will not shut/open; the touchpad is not responding; the machine will not start or is leaking. All you will need is a 20 torx bit screwdriver. You will need to remove the inner panel to access this part.
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:
I found the repair advice from other posts to be helpful, but I did not expect the difficulty getting the old latch disconnected from the wiring. I can see why one person said to just use the old electrical switches...I tried using pliers, a micro set of screwdrivers, a needlenose, and all I accomplished was breaking both old switches into many small pieces, and one of the electrical prongs from each set of wires refused to disengage. After nearly a half hour of applying brute force, they finally came off, but I was concerned the entire time that I was going to ruin the wiring harness and have to replace that as well.
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Turn off power to dishwasher - Remove door panel - Remove wiring from broken latch - attach wires to new latch - Reinstall door panel
I removed the door panel and installed the new door latch Assy with switches. It was real easy. It did not work. My symptoms described was supposed to be solved in 51% of cases. I was part of the 49%
The door latch assembly shipped and arrived in just 2 days and was ready to install. All I had to do was remove the inside panel (11 screws) and swap the latch assembly. There was even a video on the PartSelect's web site that showed how to make the repair. Only needed a star-blade screw driver (which I already had). Very easy.
The online video was perfect. The instructions were simple, straight forward, and easy to follow. I followed the directions without any problems. However, I didn't realize that I needed a star pattern screw driver to screw the screws on the perimeter of the door. But a very small screw driver worked and I avoided buying a special screw driver. The door latch fit perfectly.
I was thinking about buying a new dishwasher BUT decided to look into purchasing a replacement handle.I was a bit leery because I feared what would face me once I started the repair. I "Googled" the model number and PartSelect's site came up. Once on their site,it was very easy to locate the part I needed. The short video of how to repair the handle was great and gave me the information and confidence to do the job. I ordered the part and it was delivered two days later using Standard Shipping. Great customer service. I removed the 11 screws with a #20 Torx screwdriver removed the old handle assembly,GENTLY disconnected the wiring harness,installed the new handle complete with switches,replaced the 11 screws and BINGO; done and the dishwasher runs great. NOTE: The video shows replacing just the handle onto the old assembly. I would not recommend doing that.What I did was; purchase the handle and door latch complete assemble with switches which makes for an easy install. The plastic on the the old part was very flimsy, and it cracked when I "gently" removed the wiring harness and the durability on the replacement part was no better. The door handle on my Maytag is the same handle on at least a dozen other dishwashers and the highest percentage of of repair problems. 54% of the repair problems with these dishwashers is the door handle. An obvious design flaw. The instinct with this handle is to reach in and pull.This is what breaks the handle. What has to be done to prevent further damage is; take your fingertips,press up on the handle,which releases the lock, and then reach in and pull forward.
Unscrew nuts from inner door, unplug latch assembly and attach new.
Simply removed the eight screws (star heads) to separate the outer door cover from the inner case. The switch assembly was held in by two of those upper screws. I pulled off the switches on either side of the old assembly, reattached the switches to the new assembly and reattached the two door sections. Voila, done in about twenty minutes.
MOST IMPORTANT: Unplug the dishwasher before performing any of these steps! Open the door, unscrew the inside plate of the door with a socket set, lift the plate and pull out the handle, unplug the two wired connections, plug in the connections on the new handle, place it in the original position (it is very obvious where the handle goes), close the plate back down and screw in the two screws that hold the handle first - Do not tighten all the way. Then, proceed to screw in the remaining screws and fully tighten them all in once they are each in place. Plug the dishwasher back in and you are done! Easy...
The inside door panel was removed to expose the latch. The latch was removed and the wires removed from the two switches. The new latch assembly was inserted, the wires were connected to the switches and the door panel re-attached.
The door on this dishwasher never did close right, it was catching or binding on the latch since new. The handle was broke for about six months and finally fell apart to where it would not work at all. After ordering the new latch from PartsSelect and about 20 minutes later the door works like new. There is no more rubbing or binding of the door, it opens and closes smoothly. We are 25 miles from any repairman and even my 80 year old mother could have fixed it. I printed out the helper suggestions and that made it alot easier. Turnoff power, unscrew about 9 screws, separate inner panel enough to slide out door latch, remove 4 wires from old switch, put four wires on new switch, place switch in proper position and replace 9 screws. Turn on power. DONE.
Unfastenend the bolts holding the door panel interior on, lifted door panel up to access switch, removeed switch, pulled electrical connectors off, put in new switch, put electrical connectors on, refastened inner door panel.
Removed star screws to access handle assembly. Got the part # and found it on the internet (even showed an exact picture) ordered it got a few days later and replaced.
Extremely easy to change door latch Assembly
removed 11 screws that were around the inside of the door allowing the front of the door to come loose. Then removed the door latch assembly, unhooked the wires from it, hooked the wires onto the new door latch assembly and put the latch back in place. Put the screws back in and the project was complete.
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