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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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPaul from Fruitport MI

Broken access handle on dishwasher

Removed six philip head screws to remove upper half of the dishwasher door unit to access handle, then remove handle by remove two star screws and for wires connectors. Installed in reverse.

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I was very impressed on how quick I received the part after it was ordered.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerMatthew from Westport CT

Broken handle & latch

Intuitive repair if you are one of those people that take things apart & put them back together for kicks. Nothing fancy about this repair, as all the parts have no adjusting. Remove the 6 phillips heads screws on the inside of the dishwasher panel. The front electric panel comes off, leaving the inside exposed with the wires. Unhook 4 wires to the handle. Remove (2) star shaped screw headed screws. (The most difficult part if you don't have this bit.) New handle can only go in one way. Re-attach wires & screw panel back on. The latch required pulling the dishwasher out a couple inches from under the countertop to access the mounting screws. The dishwasher is held in place with 2 screws into the countertop/or side cabinet. Slide dishwasher out. Remove 2 screws and replace. Once again, there is only one way the latch can be installed. All is good, and easily accomplished in 5 minutes....if you have the "star" bit, which does come in a couple different sizes.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJames from Salida CO

Broken latch

I replaced this latch,but noticed that the electric terminal configuration was not identical to the old original part. There were no installation instructions furnished for installing this new part, so I had to guess that the wire terminals attached to the new part in a similar position as detached from the old part. So far the renter has not called that the dishwasher is not operating correctly.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKurt from Jacksonville FL

Latch broke

Important - turned the power to the dishwasher off. took the screws out of the top part of the back door panel. pulled the wire leads of the broken switch, replaced the switch with the new one, reconnected the wires, put the panel back on.
Fixed

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerManuel Guillermo from Miami FL

Door handle came loose due to broken latch

It was a walk in the park. Unscrew the six screws in the back of the panel to reach the latch. Unscrew the two torx screws in the front of the latch and replace each of the cables, one by one, in the new latch in the same order. Put the screws back into place in reverse order and... voila, wthout a single shock !!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPeter from Amherst NY

Latch broke and dishwasher could not be opened.

Removed the front cover by unscrewing the 8 screws. Removed the latch and attached new one. Re-attached front cover, and it works fine.
The gasket was in fine shape, and I question why I had to purchase the gasket in order to get the latch. Seems crazy and an unecessary expense on my part.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench set

CustomerChristian from CA CA

Latch to dishwasher door broke

Before starting I disconnected the dishwasher. First I removed the door cover which then exposed the interior part of the door. I then used a star bit on the screwdriver to remove old latch. I disconnected the four wires to the door making sure that I made a point of which wire was connected to what. I then inserted the new latch and reconnected the wiring. Finally, put on the door panel and screwed in the remaining screws. About 15 minutes total work time.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerShauna from Mount Olivet KY

Latch handle assembly broke. Dishwasher would not close

Removed the screws on the inside of the door gaining access to the handle assembly. Lifted broken assembly out, inserted and secured the new handle assembly according to the directions.

The part was ordered and received the next day. The entire process was extremely easy. A repair person would have charged twice the amount of the part plus labor just to come out!!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSteven from Tampa FL

Plastic handle had broken

First dissconnect power, and remove the 6 phillips-head screws from the back/upper side of the door, next remove the 2 torx screws holding the handle assembly, and unplug the 2 micro switches attached to the handle. Reverse this procedure and you're finished. It's so easy, a caveman could do it.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLucette from Lutz FL

The plastic handle broke off the door latch and the brackets broke so someone threw out the fence.

First I removed the six screws from the door panel, then I removed the old door latch assembly, there were two torx screws and four electrical connectors. I reattached the new electical connectors and screwed it back in place. Then I put the door panel back on with the screws. It was easy, my husband thought I would not be able do it.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephen from Sacramento CA

Waher would run if we figeted with the handle and then stoped working(found a popcorn kernal broke the handle switch)

shut off the power on the breaker box, 6 screws inside the door on the tolp and side,pulled 4 wires off, 2 star head screws on the unit. took bad unit off,put new one on and put the screws back in.

5 minutes

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJennifer from Milford PA

Door latch broke

Removed the screws that held the cover on, then removed the 2 screws that held the door latch in place. Disconnected the broken door latch and attached the new one. Put all the screws back in and that was it! Also, the shipment of the part was SO QUICK!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTony from Troutman NC

Broken door latch assembly

This repair turned out quite easy. I removed the 6 phillips head screws that held the door latch cover in place, dropped the cover and let it hang while I removed the latch assembly that was held in place by two torx head screws. I used needle nosed pliers to gently disconnect the wiring connectors from the old latch assembly one at the time, then carefully attached the wire to corresponding lug on the new latch. Once all wiring was transferred, I installed the new latch using the two torx head screws, replaced the cover, and reinstalled the 6 phillips head screws to secure the cover. There was no need to replace the gasket, so I'm holding on to it for future use.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLinda from Hollywood FL

Dishwasher panel would light up and go through cycle but not start washing

I used the diagnostic tool to determine which part I needed and ordered it. After receiving the part very quickly I took off the front panel easily enough and removed the old part as per video instructions. I realized it did not look exactly the same. I wasted a good bit of time calling both the parts co. and Fridgidaire to find out that there had been numerous problems with the old part so a new part was designed differently and therefore did not look the same but should work. Reviewing the video again I installed it and Voila the dishwasher was once again operational. The big mistake is I took the complete front part of the dishwasher off which took a while to reinstall. All in all the experience was a good one. Saved me money and God knows these days every penny counts.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerSally from Manhattan KS

Door latch broke off

After watching the repair video, it was 'easy as pie'. I would have thought the gasket was too long and cut it off if not for the video. Thank you. Saved a great deal of money not having to have a repair person do the work. I strongly recommend watching the video.

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