My door will not lock and due to this the machine will not start. I found that if I push the latch over in the lock manually when the doors open it starts. For some reason it won't do this automatically. Can anyone help?
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Re: Door won't lock
You either have to change the whole lock assembly, or just fix the catch magnet which might be malfunctioning.
In parts shouldn't be more than 100$.
you can try looking for the part here: http://www.repairclinic.com/
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a) May be your door latch is opening due to pressure inside the dishwasher. The door latch opens and the dishwasher will stop. Quite common problem on KITCHENAID. KitchenAid door is a heavier door compared to sister product WHIRLPOOL. If door latch problem then has to change the door lock along with the top latch.
Your unit has an access panel, at the bottom of this panel are 2-4 screws. Remove them and the panel also, unplug the unit, with your right hand and to the right of the door, use you hand to go inside the unit toward the door latch. At the bottom of the door latch is a pull down looks like a tear drop but can only be felt. This is the door release, when you pull on this gently you should hear a click. This is the emergency door release for this unit. Good Luck
Hello & Welcome to FixYa This is a common problem that occurs when self-clean cycle is used after a long time or when the oven gets old. Recommended repair is replacing the door latch-lock assembly as the latch mechanism cannot be repaired. Please get back to me if you have any other questions. Kevin
power to the washer and open the door. Remove the door gasket retaining
hoop by stretching apart the retaining spring at the bottom of the door
opening. Gently peel the part of the door gasket near the door
lock/latch assembly off the lip of the right side of the door opening.
Remove enough of the door gasket to access the door lock/latch assembly
behind the front panel.
Remove the three screws securing the door
lock/latch assembly to the front panel and slightly lift it then pull
it back off the front panel. Pull the door lock/latch assembly out of the washer and disconnect the wiring harnesses.
the wiring harness to the new door lock/latch assembly and install it
back in place behind the front panel. the door lock/latch assembly and
put the eased part of the door gasket
back into position over the lip of the door opening.
the door gasket is properly seated before putting back and securing the
retaining hoop around the lip of the door opening and the door gasket.
I would check to make sure the connectors to that door lock are all connected. If they are it's probably the lock/switch mechanism itself. Wow I just checked and they are about $120. The p/n is wh10x10006 You can google around for the best price. Good luck!