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

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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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJack from Houston TX

Door latch broke

First I removed the control panel and then removed the screw holding the handle. I then pulled the connector wires off and onto the new handle. I then screwed the new panel into place. Easy job, no mess.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRulph from Maimi FL

Door latch was broken

First i removed the screws on the back panel, unscrewed the latch, removed the wires and installed the new latch.
I found the latch is too expensive for a little plastic part.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael E from Commerce Township MI

Door latch broken on one side

Removed the screws that hold the panel on ( just the top ones-no need to go all the way down the sides. Need a "star" headed screwdriver to remove the switch itself. Then removed the wires (4),one be one, so as not to mix them up. reinstalled all thescres for the switch, then the panel. Job done.
What amazes me is that Frigidaire doesn't read your page to realize that the handle assembly was defective and send out a recall. look at all the repars listed in your site , and these re just from the people that have responded with comments and who use your service. New handle/switch is much more sturdy with a higher density plastic that the original. Your service is easy to use, prompt and accurate. Fixed the dishwasher while my wife went to the store. Dishwasher done in 15 minutes and watched theNCCA tournament for 2hours in complete peace !!!!! No need to tell the wife only spent 15 minutes.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTITUS from LEVITTOWN PA

Door latch assembly broke

I opened the control knob panel. The latch assembly is located behind inside the panel along w/ the wires. This is my second replacement of the assembly. The last one lasted about 2 years. They should make a sturdier latch assembly next time.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customererika from deerfield beach FL

Latch broke had to open door with a screwdriver

removed screws to loosen front door panel then removed the wire connection, then removed the broken latch with screwdriver, installed new latch in same manner, fastened front panel back with the removed screws and I was back in business, easy as pie.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerBruce from Pleasant Hill CA

Plastic door latch handle broke

First I removed the 5 screws holding the dishwasher door control panel. Then removed the 2 screws holding the broken latch. Then removed an electrical contact from the broken latch and installed to the new latch one contact at a time. Reassembled all in reverse order to completion.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRishi from San Jose CA

The latch was not broken

The repair was pretty straightforward. If somebody is attempting, they should make sure that screws close the bottom part of the door should be opened. You only need to open the top 4 screws.

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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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMatt from Euless TX

Latch handle was broken, so door wouldn't open properly.

Don't feel like giving lots of detail. If one can't figure this one out on your own, then you need to call a professional repairman to do it for you. At this point you will need to seriously reconsider your own manhood. This job only requires taking out several screws to remove the control panel and the screws and connected wires to remove the latch itself. Installation is the reverse. VERY easy.

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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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