How To Fix A Broken Door Latch - Dishwasher Repair

How To Repair A Dishwasher Door Latch

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Door Latch Assembly
Your dishwasher is designed to start only once the door latch at the top of the tub is closed. When the latch closes properly, the latch switches set the dishwasher controls in motion to start the machine. You can usually adjust the door catch by hand, or replace the latch if a visual and mechanical inspection shows it to be worn out, broken, or not catching tightly anymore. First unplug the dishwasher. Then open the door and unscrew the inner door panel. When you remove that panel, you’ll see the latch assembly at the top of the door. Insert the catch into the latch assembly by hand and watch to see if closing the latch activates both the two switches. If so, use a multi-meter to check for continuity in the two switches.
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Takes 15 - 30 minutes
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