After installing the trim strips, you cannot latch the dishwasher front door. The original trim strips were damaged when trying to remove the dishwasher, since they were captive to the metal edge of the cabinet - and even if you removed the retaining screws - the trim strips could not be removed until after the unit was removed from the kitchen cabinet.
I've looked at the new design of the trim strips carefully. There is a flap on the left (or right as the case may be, depending which side of the dishwasher the strip is installed)- a hard rubber rectangular "center" where the screw holes are along the strip, and a "curl" on the right that covers the screws when in place. There is also a cut-out for the door hing. In looking at the instructions, the close in view is not detailed enough for me to determine proper placement. It would seem that this would be an easy thing to install, so I must be missing something. Do I have the correct part? Or is there some special orientation that they have to be installed so that the door can close?
ANSWER Hello Dougls. Make sure the strips 00740617 are installed with the lip on the tub assembly inside the lip on the strips. These should not prevent the door from latching if installed properly. You may need to un-install the dishwasher to install the strips.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, August 10, 2012