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

CustomerTimothy from Virginia Beach VA

Dishwasher won't start

Be aware that there is a Child Lock Control on this dishwasher. To unlock the controls, press the POWER DRY OFF/NO HEAT DRY pad for 5 seconds until the CONTROLS light goes out.
If that doesn't work then read on.
I noticed the plastic handle was very loose in its opening. So I removed the screws along the interior edge of the door to expose the Door Latch Assembly. (Be careful. The two lowest screws- closest to the hinges- hold the metal door trim panel in place after sliding the panel over two clips near the screws. If you don't hold the door panel it may fall and get scratched. Put a bath towel or rug on the floor to avoid scratching it.)
After removing the phillips head screws, (and keeping track of the different size lengths in each position) I found the plastic handle broken at its fulcrum with the loose parts rattling around the inside of the door. The microswitches that tell the control panel the door is closed were not being pressed when the door closed because the broken handle was loose. I orderd the part I needed, got it in 5 days and reopened the door. The Door Latch Assembly is held in place with two medium size TORX head screws. Just remove each of the 4 electrical connectors one at a time from the old door latch assembly (that includes a new plastic handle) and attach to the new switch in the same order you remove them. After reassembling, I had the machine running in just a few minutes.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerEd from Columbus OH

Door latch broken

Removed eight screws holding front panel to door; placed blanket below it beforehand based on tip read in another person’s post. Removed two screws holding switch in place and then transferred four wire connectors one at a time. Replaced latch assembly with two screws. Replaced front door panel by reinstalling eight previously removed screws then did a load of dishes.

I was impressed with the user friendly format of your web site. I was able to quickly look up the part I needed. It arrived much faster than I expected after my order was placed.

I have already recommended the site to a friend needing parts for a Gibson dishwasher.

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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:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRandy from Evans GA

Easy as pie

First I shut off the power to the dishwasher from the breaker panel. Then I removed the five screws holding the plastic top panel to the door (on the frigidaire, there is no need to remove the entire stainless steel door panel). I removed each of the four wires from the old latch (pulling the wires off required some "oomph") one by one and plugged them into the corresponding position on the new one. I did this so I would be sure to have them in the right place. I used a torx screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the old latch. I then replaced the old latch with the new one, replaced the top panel of the door, turned the breaker back on and everything was as good as new! The whole operation took maybe 20 minutes. It couldn't have been easier. The only surprises were how difficult it was to pull the wires off and the fact that the screws holding the latch were torx head.

In future, when I need parts, I will definitely use PartSelect. I have gotten parts from other sources, and this is the first place where, along with the part, you get all this advice from other DIY'ers. It's an absolutely brilliant idea and a lot of help.

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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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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from New Lenox IL

The latch was always hard to operate. My wife went to open the dishwasher door and the plastic handle broke off.

Delivery of this part was really fast. I ordered very early on a Thursday morning and the package was at my house Friday afternoon. This was a pretty simple repair. First you take the front panel off. There is an upper panel where the controls are and a lower finished apnel. Open the door, the screws are on the inside face of the door. Put a towel on the floor so the panel doesn't drop and scratch the floor or get damaged. Unscrew the panels so you can get to the door handle, it is held in with two torx screws (star shaped head). Take the handle off and remove the wires on the door switch. Installation is the reverse, mind that you install the wires on the right leads. The handle works better than the original ever did.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMichael from West Islip NY

Door latch assembly and striker malfunction

Both the door latch assembly and strike broke on the dishwasher. I was happy to find both parts available at PartSelect.com. Simply removed mounting screws so I could pull the dishwasher out, removed the old strike, disconnected the 4 wire attachments and removed the ddor latch assembly, and re-assembled with the new parts. Pretty easy job- the only unusual thing was that you need a torx screwdriver for the latch assembly.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDenise from King NC

Door latch broke

First removed old piece, then put the new one on but didn't remove the wires until last to be sure they would be placed back right. Thats it, the dishwasher is back in business.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

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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  • Door Latch and Gasket

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 DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerVINTON from MORELAND GA

Latch on dishwasher broke,so dishwasher wouldn't work

first of all, my name is virginia , I ordered the part for my husband and because of his work schedule I decided to try to fix it myself. It was very easy, about 8 screws and it was out and the new one was in and working. see, girls can do repairs ourselves.

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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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