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Amana sofsound 2 latch

The latch on my dishwasher is very hard to open. I have to use a knife to force the handle down and then I have to pull up very hard. Can this be fixed or replaced ? Where can I find a schematic to see how to I can open the machine up ? TIA

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I had the same problem - twice - with a similar Amana Sofsound II dishwasher.  The handle is very poorly designed, and the hinge points break after repeated use.  You will need to replace the handle.  I recommend replacing the handle/latch assembly, because it is very difficult to just replace the handle on this assembly.

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