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PartSelect Number PS11748730
This bisque door latch with the switches is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open. Please NOTE: The bisque handle is no longer available separately. Only available with this assembly.
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:
The repair was easy but you need a star driver. They didn't use Phillips or slot screws. I took all the screws off the inside of the door and the latch was easily revealed. It replaced easily, and the new one works fine. All I can say is - the latch assembly was made of plastic at some stress points. The design engineer should be shot. These should have been metal. I noted in the new latch assembly, they have improved the design but it's still plastic. A few more cents in manufacturing would prevent this failure. I expected more of Maytag in terms of design integrity. But, it's the only failure I've had with the unit.
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Well, I removed all the screws from the back cover to work easy.then ,I disconnected the two wires and unscrew the handle and replaced with the new one .I then put everything back together.This was so easy!!
All that was needed to do was to loosen the screws that holds the cover on the door, disconnect the switch and replace with new latch assembly. My thoughts is that the latch should have never been made of plastic since there is so much heat during the drying cycle and over time the heat causes the latch to become brittle and break.
Turned off breaker. Removed screws (torx) from periphery of inside door. Propped open inside of door and placed counterweight on outside of door to hold down while working. Removed screws (hex) from old panel. Noted and removed 2 connections from old handle switches and ribbon from control unit. Installed new handle in new panel and made handle connections per old orientation. Installed new assembly with hex screws. Ribbon in new panel was difficult to seat in old control unit. Required careful and persistent application of padded (American engineered) needlenose pliers. Reattached doorhalves with torx screws. Turned on breaker. Checked function. Reported to wife.
Never having been there before, I disassembled the door, disconnected all wires,removed all the broken pieces, (and as an Engineer) tried to find out what went wrong. I found your other stories on repair, realizing I did not have to disconnect all the wires. I also found that you provied a handle/door latch complete assy that made the repair a breeze.My wife is happy that her favorite kitchen aid (not me) is now in good working order and she shoohed me out. Keep up the good work.Ken
Remove all screws on door. Unplug the two switchs. First one came off easily and second needed some encouragement from a pair of pliers. Plugged in the new switch and reassembled door. Done! Used money saved on a service call for my golf trip! Thanks to all who reply and to PartSelect!
1-Turn off Electricity2-Open door Dishwasher3-wrenches/torx wrench(fitting to screwdriver set) electric/ Duck Tape4-Unsrew torx screws/while holding down door5-When all screws are out /door inside door separates from outside door***watch for wiring going near top of inside door and disconnect/while holding down outside door (I was sitting in a chair so I put outside door under edge of chair to keep it from going up. 6-Take duck tape and tape inside door to dishwasher for cabinet to keep out of your way7-when you unscrew the two top middle screws you have unscrewed what is holding the door handle and switches8-Disconnect handle switches (wiring) a good pull and wiggling will disconnect then/ attach new switches to diswasher wiring9-Undoo duck tape and reattach top wiring (put it on solid-or it can come off) 10-Line up the holes and replace torx screws11-turn on electricity12-Another job completed and $$$ money saved by doing it yourselfTHANKS FOR EVERYONES COMMENTS-AFTER READING THEM I ORDERED THE PART AND DID IT MYSELF
.Easy to repair. Removed screws around door, then unplugged two plugs atached to latch assy. plugged plugs into new latch assy and put the screws back. Less than 10 minutes for the whole thing
DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL POWER BEFORE MAKING ANY REPAIRS! Removed all the screws on the inside door panel but the two bottom screws, just loosen them. Removed the old latch assembly and two electrical plugs. Next install new latch and reinstall electrical plugs. Replace the inside door panel screws. Turn POWER back ON. (ONE NEEDS TORQUE BIT)
Followed recomendations from other customers comments, especially about not having to remove panel completely. Removed all screws from door panel, just separated the 2 panels enough to reach in and remove old part, then attached new part and reinserted all screws. Took less than 5 minutes. Works great!!
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.
Extremely easy to change door latch Assembly
Turned off power to dishwasher, removed screws on inside door panel, disconnected old latch & handle assembly, installed new and reassembled.
removed door cover, removed latch and replaced latch
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