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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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLEO from MILAN IL

The problem was that all I need was the latch and not the gasket and I needed a black latch not a white one

Repair was easy. I watched the video on how to repair it since It was my daughters dishwasher and I wanted to make sure I had all the tools I needed the first time.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephen from Bethel ME

Latch broken

I did the job exactly as described in the video found at PartSelect's website. My applicance is hard wired which required tripping the circuit breaker that protects it. I found that my house circuit breaker panel was mismarked and the unit remained powered after I tripped the CB. ALWAYS test for power at any electrical connection with a test light or meter before touching an open wire or component.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMark from San Francisco CA

Door latch plastic parts broke

I removed the screws holding the top control panel cover, removed the star screws holding the latch assembly on, tagged the 2 white wires and 2 black wires and unplugged all 4 wires. I installed and fastened the new latch assembly on, plugged the 4 wires in, and replaced the cover. Tested and it worked great.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerpat from jacksonville AR

Broken latch

part wasent factory or not for that model,was able to use anyway was not able to put lower hook in slot so left out see what happens.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerBrian from Rochester MN

Door latch broken

took old one off and was eaily replace . thanks alot, thanks for the very quick shipping, Brian

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerraymond from pensacola FL

Dishwasher door latch broke, hard to open and close

I removed the knob, then the screws on top panel and removed the panel. I disconnected the wires , then I removed the two screws holding the lock assembly. Put in new lock assemly, connected the wires, put the scews in the lock and panel pushed the the nob on job done
NOTE: THE VERY FIRST THING I DID WAS DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICAL POWER GOING TO THE UNIT>

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCindy from Decatur GA

Latch handle broke

followed suggestions from others who posted here. I am a first-timer - thanks so much! 1) cut power to dishwasher at breaker box. 2) removed upper front panel by unscrewing 6 phillips head screws holding it on. 3) removed broken latch assembly by unscrewing the two star-screws. 4) pulled off the 4 wires after noting how they were attached. 5) put wires onto new latch assembly. 6) installed the new assembly with the 2 star-screws. 7) put panel back on. 8) turned power back on. 9) checked function and everything works great. If only all household repairs were this easy. Thanks for the service and for the repair stories, they gave me the confidence to try it myself and it turned out GREAT!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerRobyn from Towson MD

Broken latch - could not open dishwasher

First I removed the front panel of the dishwasher by simply unscrewing about 10 screws. I then removed the control panel cover - super easy - a matter of unscrewing some screws. Disconnected 4 wires and removed the old, broken latch. The installation of the new latch was just as easy.

Simple and fast repair!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJason from St. Clair Shores MI

Latch handle broke off.

Well, once again my wife found another way to destroy a household appliance. I get a crossed and angry "the dishwasher broke!" Of course, it was my fault!

So, she wanted to get a brand new dishwasher because the handle broke. Instead, I went on Partselect.com, bought the part and it was shipped in a few days.

I took the facing off the dishwasher with a screw driver. Used a torque bit to take out the latch assembly, and replaced the latch. I kept the seal in because I dont see any leaking, but I stowed the new seal away as a "Just in case". About an hour later, works perfect without a problem.

So, instead of spending 300 on a new dishwasher, I spend 46 and have some extra money for the holidays!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customertom from jamestown NY

Latch broke off

took the off , took off part and replaced

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMichael from Montclair VA

Door latch was broken

The part looked right, model numbers and location on the drawing matched up...but when it came it the electrical connections were not identical.

So I worked for 30-45 minutes to see if I could swap out the broken section on the old latch for the new part. Not a perfect fit...

So I cut the connections and rewired them...and nothing happened when I turned on the dishwasher.

After some trial and error I was able to get the dishwasher to run...but now it won't shut off when the door opens. Still trying to figure that out.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerpatrick from Akron OH

Broken latch

removed six screws on door, inside found machine diagrams .ordered latch plugged new latch in put six screws back turned power back on test ran machine. and everything was good

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRebecca from Siloam Springs AR

Dishwasher handle broke

I am totally ungifted mechanically but even I replaced the latch for the dishwasher in about five minutes. Piece of cake.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJason from Delaware OH

Handle broke

It was really easy,took about 15 minutes just like the other reviews say.

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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

CustomerMICHAEL from HESPERIA CA

Door latch fell off the dishwasher

Unpluged the unit,removed the screws from the interior panel, unpluged the wires, removed damaged part. Put back together in reverse order.

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