I Need to replace a door handle -part#3044868 for my Kitchenaid dishwasher #KUDS24sebl2. I think I can do this by moving the panel console away enough to get at the old broken handle. The handle link-#5 and a small spring #4 dropped out of the bottom of the old handle that is still in the dishwasher. The handle is very loose and flops around.
ANSWER Hello Travis. No, you will need to remove the inner door panel to access and replace the handle 9743903. You can do this the way you are talking about, but it is very hard to do that way. The spring and rod will apply pressure to the handle when installed properly, so the handle is not loose. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, February 08, 2012