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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# I have a "DeGree" under-bench dishwasher - can't find anything about it on the web, so I assume it's a re-badged brand. Door latch is stuck and there are no screws to gain access. Have pulled the D/W out from under the bench and can see the latch when I look from the side of the door. I have fed a heavy wire through the side and tried to lift the latch, but it's stuck fast. Any other suggestions?

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  • Marc Segan Mar 31, 2008

    I have just about the exact problem. Any help is appreciated!

  • janiet Oct 06, 2008

    I think my husband opened the dishwasher when it was drying; now the door hangs on the left side. Any suggestions?

  • mgm8662 Jan 17, 2009

    same problem we took the cover off of course small plastic piece on latch is broken. Can we order new latch assembly.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    GE Profile dishwasher door will not open.

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Its very east to open. Take the top cover plate off the appliance, undoing the screws at tha back and it will reveal the latch.
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If it is a LG type, it is fitted with an overcentre type latch.
There is no need to remove anything. Wedge your fingers behind the door and thumbs on the front cover.
Apply pressure on the door - that is all that is required. Try to do it evenly, i.e. same pressure both sides, otherwise you may bend the door. Boykie

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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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