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

  • 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.

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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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