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 failure.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Leaking.
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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.

Order within the next 5 hrs and your part ships today!
$31.80
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81 of 142 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerSUSANNE from Burlington, NJ

The latch broke on my dishwasher and one of the rollers went missing

The repair was extremely easy!!!!!!!! All I had to do was unscrew the 6 screws on the inside of the door panel. After that I had to unscrew the 2 screws that attached the latch to the panel. Once they were off I just pulled off the 4 wires from the old latch and slid them back on the corresponding metal "tongs" of the new latch. I attached the latch to the panel with the 2 screws. After that I pushed the panel back onto the door and screwed the 6 screws back in......voila.....all done(-:

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from Souderton, PA

Door latch was broken

It was easy to replace the latch. 4 screws to take the cover off... two star screws for the latch assy. and 4 wires. NOTE: be sure to kill the power to the washer

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerEarl from Tulare, CA

Latch was broken

Turned off power to dishwasher.Used a screw driver to rermoved the outer top of door.Used star wrench to remove door latch.Repalced wire for wire on door latch.Reinstalled door latch with star wrench.Reinstalled outer top of door with screw driver.Turned power on.Tryed door lath.Operation is Ok.Ran dish washer.No leaks.Operation is OK.

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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGeorge from Salem, OR

Dishwasher latch broken, knob broken on load size switch on washer

For the clothes washer, I removed the back of the control panel, which allowed acces to the broken switch. One screw attached the switch to the chassis, which I removed. I removed 4 electrical wires and a vacuum line from the switch and attached them to the new switch, and installed it. Reinstalled the control panel, after checking function of the new switch.

The dishwasher needed a new door latch, so I removed the screws attaching the face plate assembly from the door. This allowed acces to the broken latch, which was attached with two screws. Removal of the latch and wires was easy, as was installing the new latch in reverse order of disassembly. I replaced the door gasket as it came in the kit, and it's installation was a snap.

Total repair time for both appliances was perhaps one half hour.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGary from Triangle, VA

The plastic door latch handle broke-off and fell into pieces.

Removed 6 screws, pulled the front cover forward, removed the old door latch, installed the new latch, replaced the screws, DONE! Took about 10 minutes. The new door latch works to open and close the door, and the dishwasher runs fine when the door is closed. However, the new door latch does not lock the door into place like the old one did. I didn't remove the screws and loor latch assembly again, but there must be a difference between the old part or the new part. And I noticed that the old part number and the part number of the replacement part are not the same, although the website indicated that it was the correct part for my model.

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