The entire latch press handle on outside snapped off, it was getting harder and harder to squeeze latch to release. Would the latch kit be the appropriate part for me to buy? Is it hard to replace? I am pretty handy for a woman do you think I can do it?Thank you for your reply I will be waiting to know what to order. Now the black plastic latch that broke off is completely shot.
Answer Hello Patricia! Yes, you'll need to replace the dishwasher door latch kit 5304442175. The repair is pretty easy. You'll need to open the door and remove the screws holding the control panel. Once you have the screws removed you can remove the control panel. The latch is held on by screws that will need to be removed to remove the latch. Remove wiring and reinstall the latch in the reverse order. You'll need to pull the old gasket off the tub. Start on one end and work around. It might be easier to install to soak the gasket in hot water, to help take its shape/form. When you install the gasket make sure the dot on the back of the gasket lines up with the latch and press the gasket into the tub liner. Close the door and leave it closed for several hours to help the seal take its shape to the dishwasher. Hope this helps you, thanks.
I'm installing the handle and forgot how the wires connect,is it white,white,then black,black, or black and white,the water doesn't seem to be heating. Thank you for your help.
Answer E. Winkelman,
The wiring is black with black and white with white. You will want to check to make sure that power is going to the heater when the unit is in the heating part of the cycle to determine if there is a fault if the wiring is correct.
How do I install the handle?
Answer Hello E Winkelman. You will disconnect the power and remove the inner door panel to access and replace the latch kit 5304442175. These are not hard to replace on the unit. Just remove the old one and install wires onto the new and place it in the proper location and reinstall the liner.
The springs are missing from the dishwasher door. What is the part number and price and where do I install the springs?
Answer Phil, the spring is part number 154430501. To install the door spring, you will first need to pull the unit out from under the counter to expose the hinges. Hook the spring to the hinge and then to the cabinet hooks on the base. Thanks.
I ordered and installed the new latch. It works fine, but does not close the door tightly. Steam and some water are now escaping from the top of the door. It came with a new gasket for the door. I did not replace that. It looks like the one that is already in there, so I didn't bother. My questions: Is the new gasket thicker than the old one? Will the new gasket get the door to seal tightly? Thank you, Tad
Answer Hello Tad,
The new gasket will be identical to the old one. The only exception is the fact that the old one will be collapsed some from being installed and the door closed against it for a period of time. The new gasket will probably seal better than the old one but I doubt this will cure your issue. You see, the bottom of the door is not sealed by design. It is used as the air inlet for the dry cycle. If the door gasket is the cause of the leak you will see water down the sides of the door liner on the outside of where the gasket seats. This type of leak is best corrected with a door latch strike adjustment 154511401. If the leak is coming from the bottom of the outer tub it is usually corrected by leveling the unit, replacing a stopped up or separated spray arm.