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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBrigitte from Leander TX

Latch broke on a previously owned dishwasher

Took the old one off, put the new one on.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

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CustomerSheila from Hudson FL

Latch broke on the dishwasher

Although I'm pretty handy, my husband is not, but thanks to the repair skills of a good friend, the dishwashter is repaired. Our friend knew exactly how to remove the broken part & replace it with the new one. It took him no time & it was all back together in about a half hour.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerwalter from gastonia NC

Latch broke, door wouldn't close, couldn't use diswasher

found model number , took off top of door by removing six screws, unplugged 4 wires, noted where they came off, removed two screws holding latch assembly, ordered part. installation was reverse of the removal. saved a bundle. works good as new.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRob from Babylon NY

Repair of broken door latch assembly

Killed the breaker for the dishwasher and then removed the front top panel to expose the area where the part is located. Backed out 2 hex type screws and disconnected the 4 wire connections from the damaged part - replaced as quickly as I removed it. The only concern I had was the type of 'star-hex' screw that held the part in place. I had the proper tool but I can see where most people on automotive body parts. In all....went would not have this type of screwdriver. It is the type generally used very well.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerBrian from Gastonia NC

Door latch broke

First step= removing the upper screws on inside of washer door. i used a cordless drill with philips bit to cut time down

Step 2 = Switching bit from phillips to torx-remove the latch torx screws (2 of them). Handle is ready to be removed by pulling up slightly and out.

Step 3 = With new handle--remove the wires from old handle and attach to new just as they were attached to the old one. Do not cross wires around when doing this. This means do not take wires from the left and plug onto the right of new unit.

Step 4 = With wires attached- place handle back into unit - attach the 2 hex screws. Align panel on front and begin placing the screws into slots to re attach front panel. Tighten all screws. you are now finished. total time is less than 15 minutes using a cordless drill with phillips and torx bit

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDEBRA from QUANAH TX

Door latch broke

First, I unplugged dishwasher. Second, I removed the top 6 screwson inside of door with a phillips screwdriver. Next, I removed the two star screws that held the latch. I then unplugged the wires from old latch and attached to new latch assembly, put it back and tightened all screws, plugged the dishwasher in and tested the latch. It was very simple using instructions listed on the website from other repair stories.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTJ from LOXAHATCHEE FL

Door latch assembly broke

Remove the screws on the panel, then remove two screws on the damaged door latch, then install the new one and replace screws in the panel. simple no problems.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerAlfonso from New York NY

Door will not lock, therefore, dishwahser will not work.

Pulled out timer's control dial. Removed front upper panel on front of door by removing screws holding it from the back of the door. Removed broken latch door/swicth by removing two screws and dis-engaging hook on part from door. Disconnected four push-in electrical plugs.
Reversed procedure to install new part.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJane from Layton UT

My door latch broke.

My husband wouldn't let me fix it, because he wanted to. He was amazed at how easy it was to repair!

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerElizabeth from Riverside CA

The handle to open and close the dishwasher was broken.

My son unplugged the dishwasher first, then unscrewed the screw around the inside of the door. He said the new part was very easy to exchange for the broken one after he was inside.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJoe from Tooele UT

Handle to dishwasher broke

Basically I opened the dishwasher door all the way open and took about six screws out. Then I took off the two screws that held the handle assembly on. I then put the new assembly in and put all of the screws back on. All together it took me about 3 minutes to do. An appliance repair shop quoted me $200.00 labor. What a rip off that would have been. From now on I am doing my own repairs.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerFred from Lady Lake FL

The interlocking door latch gave up the ghost, at first, I thought it mighthave worked loose. But an inspection showed that the part had broken. I went onlinein the a.M. Using the mfg. And part description, found part select.Com and ordered the part. By the next day it was delivered (ordinary groun

I removed the screws holding the cover in place. used my digital camera to note the wire connections. Then , shut off the power to the unit. Using the torx driver I removed and replaced the broken unit(two screws). It was a perfect fit. I checked the wire photo to reattach the leads . Before tightening the cover in place, I checked the latch for fit to its mating part on the machine. Then I replaced the screws, made them tight using a portable drill with a clutch. Turned on the power and the repair was complete. Very quick, simple and I saved a bunch of money. Thanks!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEdward from Spring TX

Broken latch handle

TURN OFF ELECTRICITY TO DISHWASHER FROM FUSE BOX! Remove top 6 screws from inside the door panel. Once you have access to latch, remove the two screws that hold it in place. When removing the four terminals use firm grip and remove them as gently as possible. Reposition terminals on the new leads paying close attention to their location. Black wires on one side and white wires on the other. "L" shaped leads are in front and rectangle leads are in the back. Use the two screws to reattach the new latch, replace the door panel and you are finished.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMarc from Green Brook NJ

Door latch broken, upper and lower racks rusted

I disconnected power to dishwasher. I removed six screws to gain access to door latch assembly. I removed two screws, which attached door latch to machine. I removed the 4 electrical attachments.
I then attached 4 electrical attachments to the new door latch. I attached new door latch to machine with two screws. I reattached cover with 6 screws.
I connected power back to the dishwasher and everything worked great.
Took aprrox. 15-30 mins to compete.
It only took three days to received shipment including day I made purchase.
I was very pleased with my purchase.

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJohn from Dayton, OH

The handle was broken

I replaced the old handle by taking out the six screws that hold the control panel on, then removed the two hex screws that held the handle in place. I removed each wire (4 total) one by one simultaneously reconnecting them to the new handle. Then I replaced all screws as they were and called it a day. Pretty simple, little mechanical knowledge required.

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