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Latch on door won't close.

THis is a brand new problem.  There is a triangular piece of gold metal that blocks the latch from moving more than a very little.This dishwasher is probably over 10 years old.  It is a Magic Chef DU75CA.

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THe door wasn't closed right.  When I pushed the corner closed and it was lined up correctly, it latched.

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1. Spray WD-40 or other lubricant onto the latch.
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The door seal-also called a gasket-can also cause problems if you have a brand new dishwasher or door seal. The good news is that the door seal will mold to the door's shape over the first week or so. Operating your dishwasher with the highest level of heat will help this process happen more quickly. Because the material is pliable, and because heat will soften it, it will seal to the door more securely after those first few loads.

On the flip side, an old door seal can also keep your door from closing correctly. Check the seal for signs of warping or damage. If the seal needs replacing, arrange for service, or consider doing it yourself. In most models, it's a relatively easy DIY project. See Dishwasher gasket replacement for step-by-step instructions.

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