The replacement door latch kit (AP3774456) does not have the same design as the original part. The guide tab on the new part is larger than the original part and larger than the slot on the dishwasher door. There are also guide pins on the original part which are not on the replacement. The bolt holes do match though. Is the new part or dishwasher door supposed to altered to match?
ANSWER Hello Bryanl. If the new latch 5304442173 is install properly into the dishwasher, it will work properly on the unit and should not need to be altered. The design may be different, but it should install properly. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, April 12, 2012