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Whirlpool dishwasher door stuck closed

The release button is stuck and the door won't open. How can I get it open?

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Hi generally if the door is not closed on a dishwasher all functions are disabled, This is for saftey. Hence this is a cut out switch operated by the door. Try holding the door shut and seeing if the functions come to life

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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Check for a couple of screws to the left and right of the latch handle. Remove them and the unit should slide out and allow you access... By the way...if they are loose, tighten them first...you may just fix the problem.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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sounds as if your door latch/handle is broken internally.your dishwasher is installed with 2 screws to theunderside of your countertop. its tricky but youll have to remove them (adjusting to leveling legs down will give you more room to get some kinda a phillips head bit in ther to remove the screws), once out slide the d/w foward and remove the strike plate door will open at least get your dishes out

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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send me an e mail at b4829@yahoo.com i may have something that will work on whirlpool and kitchenaide maybe westinghouse too dont know

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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Has anyone had any luck figuring this one out?

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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Try this... Wipe out the soap dish with white vinegar and a soft cloth.. make sure you get everything off the edges of the door and look for any nicks, blemishes or deformation of the dispenser door to make sure it is not mechanically binding up when it is cycled open. If Ok.. then.. clean your drain filter.. then.. start a wash cycle using the hottest setting ( without any dishes) .. and after about 10 minutes or so.. stop the process and open the door and add in 2 cups of white vinegar.. Let it complete the wash cycle.. When complete..try running a dishless cycle on any setting with detergent ( use about 1/3 less than you usually use) and see if that dispense adequately. If that works, then the next time you load the washer. make sure you don't have anything up against or limiting the door from opening. Hope this helps..

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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