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Kitchenaid Dishwasher Latch Broken

I have a Kitchenaid Superba dishwasher - the handle of the latch is loose - broken and the door is stuck shut - any ideas - the dishes are inside.

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  • lmp515k Nov 02, 2008

    No luck - should I push it towards the unit or away ?



  • lmp515k Nov 05, 2008

    oK I gave it one last try with a thin bladed carving knife poking vertically straight up and it worked !

  • jada409 Jan 13, 2009

    kitchen aid door handle loose, broke, how do i open door?

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Latch is broken - dishes are inside. What should I do?

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GET A FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER TRY TO PUSH THE LATCH TO OPEN THE DOOR...

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