Door Latch and Gasket

PartSelect Number PS979852

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.

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 979850

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.

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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

CustomerRichard from Princeton NC

Plastic handle broke

First I removed and replaced the gasket around the tub. It didn't require any tools and took about 2 minutes to complete. I didn't really need to replace the gasket but it came with the latch kit so I went ahead and replaced it anyway. Than I removed only the top door panel (6 screws) and supported it while I removed the broken latch (2 Torx screws). I had to use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the wires off the old latch (keeping track of where each wire came from) then plugged the wires onto the new latch and screwed it back to the door. Put the door panel back in place with the 6 screws I had removed earlier and I was done. it all took about 15 minutes and the wife is so glade she is not doing dishes by hand anymore that she left me alone for the rest of the night.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGene from Lorena TX

Dishwasher would not start; no control lights illuminated.

Replaced door switch as follows: (1) turned off circuit breaker powering unit; (2)removed six screws holding front control panel cover to chasis and pulled cover out slightly to expose switch; (3) labelled four connectors on wires to switch with marking pen; (4) disconnected the four wires: (5) removed two screws holding switch to chasis; (6)installed new switch with the two screws; (7) reconnected the four wires; (8)replaced cover panel and (9) turned circuit breaker back on.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPhil from Monroe NH

The handle broke on the dishwasher and needed screwdriver to open the latch

I took out 6 screws, the face plate just hung down. Make sure the breaker is off. there were two screws that held the switch and handle in place took those two out. Disconnected the four wires on the microswitchs and placed them on the new handle. Put the diswasher back together. Turned breaker on and worked great. But it started to leak. This is why they give you the gasket. The new latch does not always match to the same seal o the gasket. Replaced the gasket took less them two min. Ran the dishwasher again no leaks and the handle you can use one finger to unlock.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJay from Chesapeake VA

Latch broken and door would not lock

Remove and replace the door gasket. Removed the 6 phillips head screws holding the top panel cover. This gives access to the latch assembly. Remove the two screw holding the latch in place. I removed the four wires one at a time with needle nose pliers and plugged them on the right spade of the new latch assembly. This assures getting them in the correct position. I then mounted the latch with the two screws and installed the cover with the 6 screws. Job done, piece of cake.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Ellenton FL

Latch handle broken

Removed 6 phillips head screws that hold the front panel in place...let the panel hang in place...then remove 2 torex screws that hold the handle to the dishwasher ( # 25 torex screw driver needed ).......then pry the wire connections off the old handle..remembering where they go on the new latch.....and reverse the process for the new handle install..and for the gasket just follow the inst's on the sheet that comes with the kit..very easy...but when you close the dishwasher with the new gasket..it's going to be very hard to close..( well for me it was )for the 1st few times...

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGiovanni from Glen Burnie MD

Door latch broke off, can't close door

Very easy to remove old broken door latch assembly, easier to install replacement. With door fully opened, I removed the 8 screws holding down the whole front casing, including the controls casing. Removed 2 Torx screws holding door latch assembly and then made sure that I marked all 4 wires before disconnecting them from door latch assembly. Connected wires to new door latch assembly, secured it with the 2 Torx screws, aligned and secured the controls and front cover casings with 8 screws. Done within 30 mins. Thanks guys for posting how-tos and thanks to PartSelect for a very fast shipping!!!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSteve from Carrollton KY

Broken handle

Simple- Disconnect electric to washer, Remove inner door panel with philips screw driver, disconnect electrical wires watching exactly how they are to be replaced. remove star screws securing handle mechanism. Replace with new handle, connect wiring, replace inner door panel and your all set. Good luck.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDale from Portage MI

Broken door latch

Removed the broken part and disconnected the four wires. Installed new part (two hex head fasteners) attached wires - good to go!
Quick delivery on the part allowed for dishwasher to be down for only a few days after the part was ordered.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDon from Casa Grande AZ

Latch broke unable to open door

Take front off about 12 screws two screws held latch on took four wires off two white two black very simple to replace.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Lancaster PA

Dishwasher door latch broke, door kept falling down

Door Latch was almost a breeze. Do turn off power. The shock left me know that I was alive. Took 6 screws out. Sat on chair in front so that the panel could lay on my lap. The hard part was pulling the old wires off the old latch. Got it. Installed new latch. Replaced screws. Took about 15 minutes. Springs. Took off front panel, cleaned front panel. Found where springs connected to teflon hooks on door, hoot spring to door and hooked in hole on bottom brace stretching the spring. Did same for other spring. Time: 15 minutes with cleaning.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGeorge from Cincinnati OH

Plastic latch handle broke off.

opened the door and removed 6 screws to uncover the latch. Removed 2 screws to release the latch & 4 snap in wires and the old one was out. Reversed to install new; it was easy.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTimothy from Suffolk VA

Latch broke off on door

I read other descriptions on how to repair this item at this site. All were spot on. Simply unscrew the control panel (6 screws on inside of unit), then unscrew the two screws holding the latch in place (it's a one piece unit), then remove the (4) leads to the latch paying attention to where each of the colored wires goes...re-attach all screws and you are done. It worked like a breeze after I was done. I did forget to turn off the power to the dishwasher as I thought i did but due to the broken latch the unit wouldn't function so I misjudged it. Next time (hopefully there isn't one) I will make sure power is off. I didn't use the gasket but have it in case something leaks down the road. Took less than 10 minutes and my 11 year old son helped too!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Maryville IL

Broken handle

Didn't have a Torx screwdriver, but an Allen Wrench worked just fine. Also had to replace the gasket. Was worried about the fit of the door when closed with the new latch as the handle was very limp compared with the original. Also suspected that the new latch would cause the door to seat differently on the old gasket. Eventually found out from a repairman that the replacement handle does feel limp when the door is shut, and that they include the new gasket in case the old one is worn or that the new latch causes the door to seat differently on the old gasket.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPam from Jeffersonville VT

I broke the latch on my dishwasher

I actually didn't. I watched my husband replace the latch and gasket. All he used were screwdrivers to remove the panel on the inside of the door. The latch assembly had to plug in and two screens. He unscrewed, unflugged the broken unit, replaced it with the new by screwing in the two screens and plugging the the prongs into the panel. He then put the door cover back on. It took about 10 minutes and the dishwasher is as good as new!!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerROBERT from RANCOCAS NJ

Latch was broken

Unscrewed the front. Took out 2 screws on the old latch and put in the new one. Fast and easy.

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