Door Latch and Gasket

PartSelect Number PS979850

No longer available in Almond. Handle is white in color. This door latch prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open. The gasket is used around the door to keep the dishwasher from leaking.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Door latch failed.
  • Will not start.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Leaking water.
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Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number 979852

Black in color. No longer available in almond. This door latch prohibits the dishwasher from operating when the door is open. The gasket is used around the door to keep the dishwasher from leaking.

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1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerGoran from Mountain View CA

Dish washer does not start

I was recommended to try the latch and gasket kit. The latch was easy to remove and install.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Kilgore TX

Door was heavy and leaked

Instealled spring. I know people say to change both but I ordered 2 and kept 1 for a spare. This was easy. Door seal a lil tricky but easy. Lil taps and went right in. Door kinda hard to shut at first but getting better and no leaks.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket
  • Hose

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerCraig from Fairway KS

Water leak and broken latch

We knew the latch was broken, but operational if you held it just right. I disconnected the water line and electricity to slide the dishwashwer out from the cabinet. Determined that hose had been chewed through by a mouse. Ordered the parts. when they arrived, changed the hose, slid the dishwasher back into place and tested. No leaks. then removed 6 screws to remove the face, 2 more screws and the wires to remove the broken latch, reversed the processed to replace and replaced the old seal. Loaded the dishwasher and it works like new.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid from New Kensington AL

Dishwasher would turn off in middle of wash cycle

Turned power off to dishwasher. Removed 6 front cover screws,removed switch screws and moved switch so I could see wires . Unwired switch by sliding off wire connectors paying attention to wire positions. Installed new switch, rewired and installed front cover. Very easy replacement.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerARMAND from RISING SUN IN

The handle broke

Removed about 7 screws, unplugged the wiring, plugged the new handle / switch in, replaced screws and I was done!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWillie from Bonita Springs FL

The handle cracked away from the assembly

I removed 6 screws, and the front top panel came off, which had the handle unit attached. It had 2 screws to remove, and 1 wire plug to pull out. I put the handle unit on, plugged the wire harness in and put the panel screws back in. It took about 5 minutes. I saved about $90.00. I am so glad I found this website. It is now in my FAVORITES

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMatt from Streetman TX

Door latch plastic part broke

Removed six screws to the front cover panel. Remove two star bit screws holding door latch assemble in place. Removed four wires. Attached four wires. Put the two star bit screws back. Reassemble front cover and put back six screws. Job Done!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPaul from Tacoma WA

Plastic piece with door latch assembly broke

I had already removed a couple of screws so I could open my dishwasher because you know it wouldn't break unless it was full of dishes and in wash mode. I recieved the part, took the screws that actually held the door latch assembly in place, replace the door latch assembly, the screws that held it in place and finially the cover with it's four screws and "snap" it was opening and closing like it was brand new.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerDebbie from Bozeman MT

The handle broke and we couldn't get the door open

We actually had taken of the panel on the front of the DW door and looked at the part that was broken. Went to the internet and did a quick search for who had the best deal on parts and found this site. After narrowing it down and comparing a picture of the part with the broken part, we ordered it. Got it in the mail about 4 days later. Installed it in about 20 minutes ~ and WELLA! we have a working DW again. Thanks for being there for us!!!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMike from Tifton GA

The latch broke and we had difficulty using our dishwasher.

There were four screws to remove. I took the old latch out and put the new one in. The latch assembly was attached by two star screws. It was very easy to change out. It works perfectly!
By ordering fom Part Select we saved theadded expense of calling an appliance repair man.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDan from Delaware OH

Latch broke on dishwasher

Watched the video on repairing the latch and replacing the Gasket and it was very helpful. Repair was much easier than I thought it would be.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPaul W from Lindenhurst NY

Door latch was broken

I took the door apart. Removed and installed the new latch. Reassembled the door. Test ran the washer.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerNestor from Las Vegas NV

Latch was`broken

Simply follow the instruction from the video. I'm really fully satisfied. Thanks to PartSelect.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerThomas from Warren MI

Dishwasher latch broke

Removed the top control panel and disconnected the electrical connectors. Removed the old latch and attached the connectors to the new latch. Attached the new latch and then reattached the front cover. Simple job if you have a phillips screwdriver and star tools.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDoug from Aurora CO

The latch mechanism broke on the dishwasher

The failed part (latch kit) was quickly identified on the PartSelect web site. The order was placed for a replacement part and delivered in a timely manner (4 business days). The part looked identical so installation continued. The old part was removed by removing the six phillips screws that hold the top cover in place. (note: a star driver bit is required to remove the two screws holding the part in place.) The wires were switched from the old part to the new part one at a time to ensure that they were properly placed. The new part was secured in place using the two screws. The cover was replaced by securing the 6 phillips screws. The latch was tested and worked as expected. The total cost of the part and the shipping was around $50. Installation was a snap. This was a great experience and sure beats buying a new dishwasher! I will use PartSelect again.

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