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We need to replace the little rubber latch that keeps the dispenser door closed on our Kitchenaid dishwasher. Do we need to replace the whole detergent dispencing unit or just the latch. And if we do have to replace the whole thing, do you know how it attaches and have advice for that repair? Type is Kitchenaid KUDS01IJ

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  • lori55 Jul 12, 2008

    I called Kitchenaid because I couldn't find just the actual latch anywhere to purchase. They told me that I have to replace the whole detergent dispenser unit and the individual latch isn't available for purchase.

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I searched it up and you only have to change the actuall latch

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