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Door Latch and Gasket

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PartSelect Number PS979852
Manufacturer Part Number 5304442175
Manufactured by Frigidaire

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, Kenmore, Gibson, Uni, Tappan, Westinghouse.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher.

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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Question:

I've replaced the latch switch twice on my Frigidaire dishwasher. Each time, i've changed the switch, it lasts approximately a year, then the machine won't start. The machine just stopped for a third time in two years. I find that if i hold the door, while closed (of course), the machine will run . If i take my hand away, the machine stops running. If i touch and hold door lightly, the machine continues to run. Take my hand away, machine stops. I watched an entire tv show while holding my hand against the door, and did a load of dishes. Please help. What is the solution???

Howard for model number FDB658RAC1
Answer:

Hi Howard, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the door latch again, but also the door strike, the detergent and rinse dispenser, the door spring, the spring linkage, the bottom door gasket and the tub gasket. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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I need the part on the dishwasher that activates the switch on the door. It has a grey plastic piece that fits in two holes on the piece that sticks out.

Ted for model number GHDA986K03SS
Answer:

Hi Ted, Thank you for the question. The part you will need to replace that activates the door switch is the Door Latch. Good luck with the repair!

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Melissa from WAYNE, PA

Door latch snapped off

Viewing the instruction video provided online made my repair process extremely easy. Only thing that held me up was finding a tool to help me remove the torque screws from the latch. Thank goodness for inheriting my grandfather's tools and eventually finding the right bit. The latch came with a new gasket but I recommend not replacing it if it's not necessary. I did replace ours at first but it was too thick and caused our dishwasher to leak. So I placed our original gasket back after cleaning it up and it works just fine. This wife was able to complete this project with two kids under the age of 4 and a hyper border collie running around while the husband was at work.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Steve 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Don 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Jack 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Rulph 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: TITUS 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: erika 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Bruce 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Rishi 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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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: James 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Timothy 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: William 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: dana 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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Parts Used:
  • Door Latch and Gasket
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Pam from Jeffersonville, VT

I broke the latch on my dishwasher

I actually didn't. I watched my husband replace the latch and gasket. All he used were screwdrivers to remove the panel on the inside of the door. The latch assembly had to plug in and two screens. He unscrewed, unflugged the broken unit, replaced it with the new by screwing in the two screens and plugging the the prongs into the panel. He then put the door cover back on. It took about 10 minutes and the dishwasher is as good as new!!

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