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Dishwasher door will not stay closed, even when not in use.

Door keeps popping open during wash. Door will not stay closed when not in use.

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Hello,

I have had the same problem since our KitchenAid was new. The only solution so far is to try bending the metal door latch down slightly. You will know when you have bent it too far as the door will no longer close. Just bend it back up slightly. I used to work in the appliance industry and got the service man to admit that the door latch has been an issue and there is no real fix. I have looked at the new KA dishwashers and they have since redesigned the door latch. I am going to see if the new latch can be retrofitted into my Kuds01FLSS6 dishwasher. I will post on here if indeed it works.

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Tom

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: The dishwasher door keeps popping open

Check the hinge area. May be some hard washed materials could have got stuck in-between. use a light / torch and observe.

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

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Thanks for using FixYa. As you have already replaced everything else so the issue is with the door switch going bad and should be replaced however, if that switch is fine then it is the control that is bad and should be replaced. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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Rylee

Posted on Oct 21, 2010

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Hello,
The catch on the door latch assambly is weak and the latch needs to be replaced, this vidoe will show you how to replace the latch,the part# is 8183830 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at,searspartsdirect.com assuredaprts.com apdepot.com
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