Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

PartSelect Number PS2180049

This white-handled assembly is a simple on/off mechanism that prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open. The handle is NOT available separately.

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:

  • Door latch failure.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Will Not Start.
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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerCarl from Oneonta NY

Broken latch.Hard to shut, nearly impossible to open.

Removed the screws on the door of the dishwasher, lifted up inside of door to get to the latch assembly, unplugged the 2 sets of wires, removed the old broken latch. To install new latch did all of the above in opposite order.
Very simple, quick easy fix. The only thing that might be an issue for some people is that you need a set or torx head screw drivers. (nice little set at Home Depot for less than $10. I'd say.)

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Macomb MI

The latch for the lock was broken, unable to open

I removed the screws, and unplugged the old part, plugged in the new part and screwed it back in. It was so easy it took about 10 minutes. I surprised my husband when he came home to repair it, it was finished by me!!

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDaniel from Mentor OH

Broken latch made opening unit very difficult

Removed screws around perimeter of interior door panel. Latch was loose at this point so all I had to do is disconnect 2 wires and reattach those 2 wires to new part, position new latch in the proper place and fasten interior panel into origianl position. That was it!!!!

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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CustomerMark from Excelsior Springs MO

The door latch would no longer catch

First I had to go out and buy a Torx driver set, then I removed all of the Torx screws around the inside of the door panel. After that the door latch was free and I saw my problem, a broken retainer on the door latch assembly. I ordered a new door latch assembly and when it came in I removed the two electrical leads, set the new door latch assembly in place, attached the two electrical leads and reassembled the door panel with Torx screws all around. The new latch worked just like it was supposed to.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDan from Scroggins TX

Broken handle

UNFORTUNATLY IF THE PLASIC HANDLE BREAKS YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE HANDLE/LATCH ASSY. HOWEVER IT COMES COMPLETE WITH THE INTERLOCK SWITCHES SO IT MADE THE REPAIR QUITE SIMPLE...REMOVAL OF THE INNER DOOR PANEL ALSO RELEASES THE HANDLE/LATCH ASSY. UNPLUG THE INTERLOCK SWS. AND INSTALL THE NEW HANLE/LATCH ASSY. WHILE PUTTING THE INNER DOOR PANEL BACK IN PLACE...CLEAN UP THE MESS YOU MADE AND IT'S DONE... 1/2 TO 3/4 OF AN HOUR AND PART OF THAT IS ROUNDING UP THE TOOLS YOU...

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGregory A from Hobbs NM

Handle release broke.

Take out 12 screws, replace the handle assy, replace the screws in door, done. Took every bit of 10 minutes. I used my power screw-driver with a torx bit.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerthomas from gaithersburg MD

Door latch loose and door would not open

Had to insert putty knife in the top of latch opening and press up to release the latch so the door would open.

Turn off electric to unit.
Removed the 12 star screws on the panel inside of door.
Pulled out the two wire plugs from the door latch unit, had to use a screwdriver to help push out the metal pronges.
Insert the plugs in the new unit and align the latch pivot point on the door and the two holes with the holes for the inside panel.
Replace the screws.
When the door is closed the latch will be pushed into place and the door is held closed.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMartha from Akron OH

Broken door handle

In less than 5 minutes we took the screws out, fixed the latch and had it back together again. The amazing part of the story is the perfect diagrams and helpful instructions from Part Select. I ordered the part one day and by noon the next day the dishwasher was fixed!

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerTheodore from Prince George VA

Handle was broken and door wouldn't open unless pried

removed the screws that held the inner panel. removed the handle from its electrical connectors (2) reinstalled new unit and works like new.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerApril from St. Albans VT

Broken handle

We couldn't order just the handle - the entire assembly was around $25 - less than a service call. I read beforehand how easy this was, but I couldn't get the old assembly to "unplug" from the existing prongs and wound up just removing the ceramic pieces from the new assembly so I could leave the prongs plugged into the old. Works fine, but still have no idea how to unplug those prongs and it was frustrating to have paid for the new ceramic parts and not be able to use them. Rated it as "easy" instead of "really easy" because of that.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAnthony from Foothill Ranch CA

Broken latch

Latch assembly came in a matter of days. Screwed it in and voila! good as new.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTammy from Sabetha KS

Latch on dishwasher door would not function.

Simply unscrewed the door and plugged in the new parts. Very quick, very easy, saved us hundreds on a new dishwasher.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

Tools

CustomerHerman from warren NJ

Dishwasher door would not open. Handle appeared broken.

PartSelect web-page for this model listed the handle as the most often ordered part. It arrived the next day after the order. It was necessary to remove about a dozen Torx screws to remove the back from the door. The power was turned off at the breaker. Two electrical fittings were removed from the broken handle and placed on the new one, and the part was put into position and the door back screws reinserted. I was fortunate to have the appropriate Torx driver and suggest that PartSelect offer such an unusual tool with the part.

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerDouglas from Dallas TX

Handle broken. Will not close to wash

Open front removed all the star screws. Took the old switch unplugged the wiring one at a time to put on new switches. Placed the new switch back and installed all screws. Using a drill with the star tool made it go faster. Total time 9 mins

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  • Handle and Door Latch Assembly with Switches

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCheryl from Broadalbin NY

Dishwasher would not turn on because door would not latch

I removed the screws from the inside of the dishwasher door and removed the handle. You have to unplug the handle from the door assembly. When I got the new part I plugged in the two plugs, aligned the cover of the door and replaced the screws. It works great and it was super easy!

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