Question about Dishwashers
The inner door handle has dropped which hinders the opening of the door with your fingers. It looks like it has slipped inside or broken away. Is it an easy task to open up the door and replace this item or am I getting into difficulties trying it myself? The part I need is 764730051 Door Handle Lever.
SOURCE: dishwasher door latch
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
This is not a difficult repair. If the model number you have this listed under is correct, all you should have to do is follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power breaker, or unplug the dishwasher.
2. Open the dishwasher door and locate the screws around the perimeter of the inner door panel. These are torx, size T-2, I believe. Remove the screws directly behind the control panel and only loosen the remaining ones. This will enable you to remove only the control panel without having to remove the entire front panel facing.
3. If only the handle is broken, all you have to do is remove the the screws holding the latch assembly in place and lift out of the way. The door handle should lift out from the rear and a new one can easily be inserted.
4. If the latch assembly is broken, I would recommend replacing the small switches that plug into the latch assembly as well. They typically break when attempting to unplug the wires from the terminals, because they are so fragile.
Appliancepartspros.com has all the parts you need, along with some excellent exploded view diagrams you can use for reference. The parts that I am talking about are items 3, 4, and 5 under the "Control Panel" heading.
Item 3 is the Door Handle
Item 4 is the Door Switch
Item 5 is the Latch Assembly
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If you have questions about this repair, or if the model number is not correct, please post back with your complete model number so that I may be able to provide you with better assistance. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
I had the same problem with my QS 100. I disconnected power first via the breaker then removed the 11 screws. I couldn't loosen the two electrical connections, but the door pulled far enough away to inspect the handle mechanism. The plastic handle fell out of whole handle assembly rather easily because two molded plastic pins protuding from either side had broken off and were loose inside. There was also a pair of molded plastic v-shaped forks right on the panel to hold the handle assembly and these were damaged but they just to seem to act as guides only (as the handle assembly is held in by two of the screws that were removed). Replacing the v-shaped forks would require a whole new door which I am NOT doing. It looks like I can a replacement handle in the same color with new pins (I am reading they may now be metal) for about ##15. Pretty easy to disassemble and inspect, only about 15 minutes.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
handle was redesigned with a metal rod through the attachment points to prevent breaking. the handle and latch comes as a complete assembly (you don't have to put it together).
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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