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Dishwasher latch is broken. Door won't lock so dishwasher won't start

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Replace latch or jump out switch... latch will not cost but about 20 dollars or less depending on brand name.

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Stopped in mid cycle and wont restart


Hi....I think I can help you with this. I checked a troubleshooting site for Crosley dishwashers, and there could be a couple of reasons why the cycle stopped:
1. The thermal fuse shuts off power to the dishwasher if it overheats. If the thermal fuse blows, it will prevent the dishwasher from starting. To determine if the thermal fuse is defective, use a multimeter to test the fuse for continuity. If the thermal fuse does not have continuity, replace it.
2. The door switch prevents the dishwasher from running while the door is open. If the door switch is defective, the switch will prevent the dishwasher from running even when the door is closed. To determine if the door switch is at fault, use a multimeter to test the switch for continuity. If the switch does not have continuity, replace it.
3. The door latch ensures that the dishwasher door latches shut. If the door does not latch properly, the door switch might prevent the dishwasher from running. If the door latch is broken, replace it.
You can also find more related troubleshooting here:
http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/How-To-Fix-A-Dishwasher/31---/Dishwasher-won-t-start
You'll need the model number for your particular dishwasher.
I hope this has helped you.
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Feb 05, 2016 | Crosley Dishwashers

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My Samsung Dishwasher, model DMR78AH5 will not run. The heavy, delicate, quick and smart lights are permanently on. I cut off the breaker for one minute but that did nothing.


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The door latch ensures that the dishwasher door latches shut. If the door does notlatch properly, the door switch might prevent the dishwasher from running.

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Dec 16, 2015 | Samsung Dishwashers

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My Bosch Dishwasher door sticks shut at the end of the cycle. I can open and close it with ease during the cycle, but once it finishes I have to pull really hard to open it.


see all this steps and fix it. God bless you

Door or Lid Latch Assembly


If the door won't latch, the latch assembly might be defective. Inspect the latch assembly to see if it is cracked or worn out. The latch assembly is normally replaced all as one part.

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Door Hinge


If the door won't latch, one or more of the door hinges might be bent or broken. If the door hinges are not working properly the door won't close squarely and then the door won't latch.

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Door Catch


If the door won't latch, the door catch might be out of alignment or broken. If it appears to be OK, reposition it as needed. If appears broken it should be replaced.

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Door Lock


If the door won't latch, the door lock assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door lock is broken, replace it.

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Door Latch


If the door won't latch, the door latch assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door latch is broken, replace it.

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Door Strike


If the door won't latch, the door strike might be defective. These are normally made of plastic or metal and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door strike is broken, replace it.
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Apr 05, 2013 | Bosch 24 in. SHU66C02 / SHU66C06 Built-in...

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Door wont shut


Door or Lid Latch Assembly


If the door won't latch, the latch assembly might be defective. Inspect the latch assembly to see if it is cracked or worn out. The latch assembly is normally replaced all as one part.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.

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Door Hinge


If the door won't latch, one or more of the door hinges might be bent or broken. If the door hinges are not working properly the door won't close squarely and then the door won't latch.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.

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Door Catch


If the door won't latch, the door catch might be out of alignment or broken. If it appears to be OK, reposition it as needed. If appears broken it should be replaced.

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Door Lock


If the door won't latch, the door lock assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door lock is broken, replace it.

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Door Latch


If the door won't latch, the door latch assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door latch is broken, replace it.

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Door Strike


If the door won't latch, the door strike might be defective. These are normally made of plastic or metal and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door strike is broken, replace it.
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Apr 05, 2013 | Miele Dishwashers

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Less that 2 yrs old..door wont latch. As a consequence machine won't start.


It is possible the door latch is faulty or the springs at base of dishwasher are soft and need adjusting. the springs keep the door in position. refer this site for parts.

Dec 31, 2012 | KitchenAid KUDS30IXBL Builtin Dishwasher

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Door won't lock


If your dishwasher door won't lock, it could be a problem with the latch adjustment or the door seal. Some latches are designed to be adjustable, and yours may be set too tightly. Look at the owner's manual for specific instructions or follow these basic steps for adjusting the latch:

1. Spray WD-40 or other lubricant onto the latch.
2. Slowly open and close the door several times, noticing whether the door hits the strike plate (the metal plate on the top of the dishwasher frame). Use a hammer to lightly tap the strike plate to move it as needed.
3. If possible, adjust the depth of your latch by unscrewing the latch assembly using a screwdriver and reseating it. Work with the adjustment until it latches correctly.
Note: If your latch is permanently fixed, have a qualified professional address the problem.

The door seal-also called a gasket-can also cause problems if you have a brand new dishwasher or door seal. The good news is that the door seal will mold to the door's shape over the first week or so. Operating your dishwasher with the highest level of heat will help this process happen more quickly. Because the material is pliable, and because heat will soften it, it will seal to the door more securely after those first few loads.

On the flip side, an old door seal can also keep your door from closing correctly. Check the seal for signs of warping or damage. If the seal needs replacing, arrange for service, or consider doing it yourself. In most models, it's a relatively easy DIY project. See Dishwasher gasket replacement for step-by-step instructions.

For more troubleshooting steps, see Dishwasher door repair. I hope this helps!

Oct 08, 2012 | Jenn-Air 24 in. JDB1100AWS Built-in...

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Dishwasher door won't latch


it is very likely the dishwasher is not levelled correctly or the springs in the door are too tight. Refer installation manual to check dishwasher levlelling and door spring is adjusted correctly. Please provide dishwasher make and model if you do not have the installation manual.

Aug 29, 2012 | Dishwashers

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Latch won't close on dishwasher


Possible that the latch has gone out of aligment in which case you can remove the front cover or look through the bottom, you can move you hands up to sense the lock so as to get the postion corrected.Use some degreasing spray like WD40 to clear off dirt in the latch
Please check this link for tips:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/dishwashers/a/3/1288/how-to-fix-a-broken-dishwasher-door-lock-hotp.html

Aug 24, 2011 | Dishwashers

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My VZ9996U1 built-in dishwasher won't lock &


sounds like the door latch is broken, turn off power to unit and remove in side of door, about 20 screws, at th etop of th edoor you will see the latch it will have several wires going to it, you may even find broken parts (PLASTIC ) you can order parts from here http://www.appliancepartspros.com/ they have very fast shipping you just need all the info on the machine

Jul 27, 2011 | De Dietrich 24 in. DVI100 Built-in...

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Dishwasher door won't open, latch seems broken


Hello, I read your comment. If the latch is broken, then I suggest first of all disconect the electricity from the dishwasher. You may want to try using a small screwdriver and insert it where the latch is to activate the opening mechanism. If it doesnt open, then there are two options, I suggest to call the technical service to replace the door with a new latch.

Hope I have been of help.

Regards Nevd ´ll fixya.

Feb 15, 2009 | KitchenAid KUDR25 Dishwasher

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