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Dishwasher door latch

My dishwasher door is closed and stuck. Something in the latch mechanism seems to have broken and I cannot open the door. The lever/latch located in center and underneath the console feels loose and not completely attached. How do I open the door? I have the same problem latch stuck up inside dishwasher and can't open now, its a whirlpool don't know the model#

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  • Linda47 Feb 01, 2008

    Same problem - door is stuck and won't open, but there are no screws to the left and right of the door handle. Any other ideas? Is this a common problem wiht these dishwashers, and if so, will the manufacturer help at all with the repair?

  • Marly33 Feb 18, 2008

    Same problem as Linda 47, handle is stuck closed on my KitchenAid dishwasher, and the thing WILL NOT open. When it closed the last time right before it was stuck, it made made an unusually loud click.

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    door wont open

  • kmga Oct 20, 2008

    I am in the same predicament with my KitchenAid dishwasher. Was there ever a solution given? Thank you.

  • tepadmore Nov 24, 2008

    The latch button is stuck and won't open. The door is stuck and is closed with clean dishes in it.

  • wjbt May 11, 2010

    OK - so I can't reach the screws for solution #1 and solution #2 didn't work - the latch is still stuck. Other suggestions??

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I have a semens SL34A002UC/02 and the latch will not lock. I can open the door while the dishwasher is still running.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    It looks like a button is stuck down or open so the latch doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Smeg DI612CA dishwasher lock stuck on while door open, had a look think micros witches not releasing the mechanism

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Looks like the inside lever of the plastic latch system does not move to allow the medal piece to enter and latch

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Front door handle is loose.

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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

  • Susan Feb 25, 2014

    The door is open. I can't get it to close.

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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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