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    • Part Number: AP4263144
    • MFG Part Number: W10130696
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The handle on the dishwasher is very loose but still opens with some difficulty. The washer still operates flawlessly. I believe I need a new door latch assembly. Is part #AP4263144 what I need? Any other suggestions for troubleshooting would be appreciated. Thanks.

John F. for Model Number MDB6601AWQ

ANSWER Hi. Open the inner door panel. Look inside the back side of the control panel part # 6-919823 to see if the door latch female pivot points are broken and laying on the inside of the outer door bottom. This will make the door latch part # W10130696 loose. This is mainly caused by initial installation of the unit not being proper. Remove the lower kick plate and see if all 4-legs are snug against the floor. Correct this issue by following the installing instructions provided with the unit. So the latch and body is level and do not bind and break again. Thank You. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, October 22, 2012

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