I replaced the handle assembly on dishwasher but the lacth won't hook shut. Its like it dosen't go quite far enough. Looks exactly like the old one.Could or Would the wiring be backwards when I reconnected them cause it not to lach. Terry
Answer Terry, No, the wiring location shouldn't affect the latching assembly or mechanism, unless it's totally backwards. You'll need to look and make sure the alignment tabs inside the control panel are not damaged, and the latch is properly seated inside the door liner and panel. Then check the door strike on the tub, to make sure it hasn't slipped back or distorted and not catching the latch inside the door.
I can no longer use my dishwasher because the handle has loosened and the door will not close completely. Which part do I need to correct? The handle is not connected. It is dangling. Thank you.
Answer Sheila, We would reccomend you replace the latch assembly W10130694, it is a complete assembly and preassembled in the factory. Also check and make sure the door strike 99002644, mounted in the center of the door opening at the top of the tub, is not loose or broken. To access and replace the door latch, you will need to remove power to the dishwasher, then remove the "plastic" inner door liner. remove the latch, install the replacement assembly and reverse the procedure.
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My dishwasher does not power on but latches do I need latch to make it power on Thanks Gary
If the unit latches but does not power on then you will want to check the door switches for continuity. If there is not continuity when latched then the door switches are bad. If there is continuity then you will want to test the control board to see if it is getting 120 vac to it. If the control is getting power and there are no lights on the control panel then the most likely cause is a bad control panel.
How do I release the electric prongs when installing a new handle?
Answer Hello James,
You can use a small screwdriver or a small pair of needle nosed pliers to get the spade connectors off.