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 DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerdana from sunderland MA

Handle was broken

1. turn off power
2. put an old blanket on the floor under the opened door.
3. unscrew six phillips screws (it's not necessary to unscrew all the screws, only the ones at the top)
4. remove two torque screws securing handle
5. remove handle
6. unplug four leads one at a time transferring leads to new handle in the same location
7. replace two torque screws
8. replace six phillips screws

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael A. from Lodi CA

Broken latch release button

removed the screws that hold the upper portion of the door. removed two torx screws that held old latch. attached new latch, then swapped out wires from old latch to new one.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCody from Washington UT

Broken latch

I simply removed the screws to the door of the dishwasher and removed the panel. Then I unscrewed the old broken latch by pulling the wires and removing two more screws. Put on the new latch and door and it was done. about 10 min. was all it took and I saved about $100 by not calling a repairman. The parts even came with easy directions. Thanks!

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerAlex from Conyers GA

The latch broke-door would not stay closed

i removed the front of dishwasher and replaced latch anfd gasket around the door

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCraig from North Brunswick NJ

Dishwasher would not start and door did not close properly

Removed the screws that held the control panel to the door, gently removed the control panel, loosened the two screws the held the latch mechanism to the door, unplugged the electrical connections to the switch, then reversed the process using the new part.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLiz from Rolling Hills Estates CA

Handle broken

Everything was super easy except getting the door panel back on. I later read I may not have had to remove the panel to replace the handle but I did. The panel was difficult to hold in place as the screws are replaced and took two people.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBrian from Berwick ME

Door latch broke

Shut off Circuit Breaker

Removed screws from Door

Removed front Panel on Door

Removed old Door Latch

Installed new Door Latch

Replaced front Panel

Reinstalled screws

Turned on Circuit Breaker

Closed door and Ran Dishwasher

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDonald from Snellville GA

Handle broke during use.

First I removed the cover plate over the front of the dish washer. I then removed the old handle and disconnected the 4 wires one at a time, hooking them to the new handle one at at time, in the correct pattern. Positioned the new handle and screwed in the 2 screws needed to secure the handle back in place. A very simple replacement.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCory from Oak Park IL

Plastic latch was broken

Removed the screws holding the cover plate, the two screws holding the latch, and switched it the wires from the old latch to the new. Replaced all screws, now it works like new.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerthomas from houston TX

Broken latch

Removed 6 screws to remove housing.
Removed 2 screws to remove old latch disconnected 4 female plug connectors.
Reconnect the 4 plugs to the new switch & re-mounted it with the 2 screws. Slight misalignment (which may have been present before the repair) was corrected by bumping the metal latch receiver withe the handle of the screw driver just a bit. Works perfectly.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDoug from Fremont CA

Door latch broke, couldn't close the dishwasher door

Ordered the part, unscrewed 6 screws. Took out the old part put in the new part. Took less than 10 minutes and we were washing dishes again.

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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

CustomerLori from Breinigsville PA

Latch broke and would not close properly to run the dishwsher

the latch and gasket came 2 days after I ordered the part. the repair was very simple and only required taking a few screws out, attach the four plugs and put back together, very simple and very pleased with how quickly the part arrived!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJarold from Palm Harbour FL

Latch quit functioning

New latch comes with new gasket. The instructions are simple enough for the installation, but the new gasket needed some compressing before the latch would stay in the "closed" position without popping back open (due to the thickness of the new gasket in the lower area). I tried reinstalling the gasket a couple of times, nothing helped. It just took some time to compress. Also, the new latch varies slightly from the original, but still works perfectly.

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  • Door Latch and Gasket

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEldon from Black Mountain NC

Latch was not working

Wow. I am now an appliance repair man. I fixed the dishwasher which was somewhat easy and all works well. Just a few days after the dishwasher was done the clothes dryer shut down. Since I am an now an appliance repair man I decided to tackle the dryer. I got out my meter and checked the parts and found that all I needed was a thermostat so I ordered it from parts select. My wife is so impressed, I saved a bundle and the service from parts select is great!

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMonica from Houston TX

Dry knob and dishwasher handle broken

The Dry Knob was a no brainer, I just replaced the existing knob.

The Dishwasher handle was fairly easy. I had to removed the dishwasher door and remove the broken handle. Removing the handle was a bit difficult, but once it was removed everything else went very quickly.

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