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PartSelect Number PS11746083
Manufacturer Part Number WP8524471
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Door Actuator Specifications

This part is the door actuator for your dishwasher. It is made of black plastic and is approximately 3 inches long and 3 inches wide at its widest point. The door actuator is found in the control panel, and it releases the door latch when you lift the handle. If your current door actuator is cracked or broken, you may not be able to open your dishwasher door, or the door will not close properly. The dishwasher also may not be able to start, and if this is the case, you will need to replace it. This part is sold individually and is an authentic OEM part.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Door latch failure | Door won’t close | Will Not Start
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Amana.
Part# WP8524471 replaces these:
AP6012866, 8270036, 8524471
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    Kornelia
    January 24, 2019
    The handle on our dishwasher can get stuck when grabbed to open the door. At this point we can still push it back into place and get it to open. I'm not sure what part needs to be replaced? Is it door latch actuator, door handle, door release spring or door latch bracket? Any ideas? Thank you!!
    For model number KUDS30IVBL3
    Hello Kornelia, thank you for your question. It could be any of those parts. We usually recommend disassembling the control panel and latch to see what the issue is, and order accordingly, or order all the above mentioned parts and return anything that isn't used. Its hard to say what the issue is without seeing what is going on. The most likely issue is the Part Number: PS11745495 handle and the Part Number: PS886319 bracket. I hope this helps!

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    Rick
    October 11, 2017
    What does the door actuator do?
    Hi Rick, Thank you for your question. The actuator releases your door latch so that you can open your door when you pull on your handle. Good luck with your repair.

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    Katharine
    August 7, 2018
    Should I order this latch if: I close the door and push the start button... it flashes. then i apply a little pressure to the door (just below the buttons) and the dishwasher runs. but when i release the pressure, the dishwasher stops and the start button flashes. what do you think?
    For model number 66515112K214
    Hi Katharine, Thank you for your question. It could be this part. It is a physical part so if you take a look at your actuator and see that it is broken, it would be this part. You may also want to take a quick test of your micro switches as well. You can do that with a multi meter by doing a continuity test. These switches should test 0 ohms to be working. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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    Betty Anderson
    November 27, 2017
    Left house so pulled handle up to shut off dishwasher. Returned and it would not start. Repair man said i had a broken latch. Ordered it. Not the problem. The switch actuator is not touching the white points. Do you think this is the problem or any suggestions? After two phone calls, the repair man did not come. Trying to do this myself.
    For model number 665.13743k601
    Hi Betty, Thank you for your question. The switch could be the issue. This dishwasher door switch will shut your dishwasher off when the door is opened. There are some other parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the bi-metal fuse, the electronic control board, the heating element, the circulation pump, and the high limit thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Grace
    September 3, 2021
    All the lights are on, I press the normal wash, it starts blinking, I close the door and push start and nothing. The lights for in the middle section has no lights. I've replaced the bi-metal fuse based on all the q&a, but that wasn't the cure. I also just noticed that the soap dispenser did not dispense. The door latch seems to have many components. Is it the actuator? As there's no clicking sound when I engage the door to open or close. It closes fine though. If I have to buy several components for the door latch, all plastic, at $30+ each, I might as well go to dent and scratch and buy a new one. pls help.
    For model number KUDK03ITWH3
    Hello Grace, Thank you for the question. Before replacing parts we suggest opening up the panel and checking the parts to the latch for damage. If they are defective it will show visible damage or wear. You can also test the Door Switch, If there is no continuity the part should be replaced. We hope this helps!

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        Sorry, we couldn't find any existing installation instruction that matched.
        The door handle broke inside so that it was all loose and was difficult to close.
        Recoved the screws which secured the handle assembly (approx 8). Removed the old parts and screwed home the new parts and replaced the assembly. Worked perfectly.

        The hardest thing for me was to decipher the model number as they use '1s' and 'Is' and you can't tell them apart.

        Also the part diagrams should have each part number listed to make it easier. Took me longer to work out what to order than do the repair.
        Other Parts Used:
        Door Latch Bracket Kit - NO Handle Door Handle Door Release Spring
        • Nigel from Boca Raton, FL
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
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        Latch broke
        I saves the old part to see how it was to be installed. It was very easy. I saved the $50 + dollars for a SERVICE CALL.
        • Don from St. Joseph, MO
        • Difficulty Level:
          Really Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          Less than 15 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
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              Model Cross Reference
              This part works with the following models:
              PartSelect Number: PS11746083
              Manufacturer Part Number: WP8524471
              Brand
              Model Number
              Description
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              66513002N510
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              66513002N511
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              66513004N510
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              Kenmore
              66513004N511
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              Kenmore
              66513009N510
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              Kenmore
              66513009N511
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              Kenmore
              66513012K110
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              Kenmore
              66513012K111
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              Kenmore
              66513012K112
              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
              Kenmore
              66513012K113
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              Kenmore
              66513013K110
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              66513013K111
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              66513013K112
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              66513013K113
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              66513014K110
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              Kenmore
              66513014K111
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              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
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              66513014K113
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              Kenmore
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              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
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              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
              Kenmore
              66513019K113
              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
              Kenmore
              66513023K110
              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
              Kenmore
              66513023K111
              Dishwasher
              Kenmore
              66513023K112
              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
              Kenmore
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              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
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              Kenmore
              66513073K211
              Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER

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