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The door handle on my dishwasher is sticking and I can barely open it.

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The door latch and handle assembly needs to be replaced. If you have a handy person order the part and replace it....otherwise you may need a service tech

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In order to release the latch mechanism you need to either get inside the door or you need to get to the top of the cabinet of the dishwasher. The screws that hold your dishwasher into the cabinet are up under the lip of the cabinet. The door may be in the way of getting a screwdriver in to get the screws out so that you could slide the dishwasher forward to see the latch on top of the case of the dishwasher. You might be able to get a right angel screwdriver into the space between the door and the cabinet and work those screws out. You may have to remove the bottom panel on the dishwasher and screw the legs up a bit in order to pull the dishwasher forward. If you get the dishwasher forward, you may have to disassemble the latch mechanism enough to get the door open. Then comes the problem of figuring out what caused the latch to stick. I hope this will help you resolve your immediate problem


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You can try to recess (push it in more) the dishwasher further under the cabinet, so the handle doesn't interfere with your adjacent drawer.

To do this, you'll have to remove the 2 screws that are located at the top of the dishwasher that secures it to the underside of the countertop.

Once you've got the screws out you should be able to slide/push the dishwasher back an inch or more, to allow clearance. It might not look the greatest asthestically, depending on how far you need to push it into the cabinet.

Otherwise, I'm not sure removal of the dishwasher handle is possible, as it's needed to open the door on this model.

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It sounds as though the micro-switch inside the lock mechanism is displaced.

Undo the 6 screws at the top of the door (on the inside) and remove the outer pane. This will give you access to the lock mechanism. Please switch it off first.

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I use ge silicone clear sealant it is flexible adhesie that can handle water and heat

You can get this at Ace or big box stores you do not need a big tube

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2 gently pull rubber seal away from dishwasher guide You do not have to remove the entire seal unless it is loose just keep pulling until you feel the seal staying on dishwasher

3 put a small amount of clear sealant on loose seal(side facing housing) and small amount on dishwasher guide ( dip your finger into water so that it does not stick to your finger)

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I just had this problem (or should I say, finally had the time to deal with it). Google searches revealed different ways to get the door open including repairmen with crowbars (causing replacement of the entire control assembly $$$), having to back out the top screws that hold the dishwasher in place (and to the top of the counter) with pliers, then moving the dishwasher out from the counter.

Nuts to all that.

First things first. Turn OFF the power to the dishwasher.

I wound up on my back first watching how the handle moved and which side seemed to be loose, in my case the right side was moving freely. After first trying to hold the handle in the "down" position with a springhook (to no avail) I wound up biasing the handle to the right (with a screwdriver inserted on the left side of the handle) while moving the handle in the "operate" direction. Suddenly (and without warning) the entire handle assembly moved to the right and created an opening that made it simple to stick a screwdriver up to operate the latch manually.

Four screws later the control panel was out, the offending broken handle assembly was in my hands to discover that they could have easily made the little tabs the hold the handle in place a whole lot sturdier, but let's not go there...

If I had to do the whole thing again it would have taken me less than 5 minutes to open it up I'm sure. Now to simply order the part and install it when it arrives. The best part is we can still run the dishwasher until it gets here!


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