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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?

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  • pbtemp Nov 18, 2007

    i have the saem problem as mentioned in the previous description

  • Carin34 Jan 01, 2008

    How do you disassemble the door to get the door opened? The door latch lever is loose and floating around and not attached to whatever it needs to be to open the door. My dishes are being held hostage. Help!

  • detroitsmog Apr 20, 2008

    same problem here and with the door locked I can't get the dishwasher out either.

  • LAV1 Jul 15, 2008

    I had the same problem. A repair man had to come over today and pry it open with a crowbar. I now have to replace the handle and control panel - about a $250 repair.

  • spacepaw Nov 10, 2008

    My handle is floating around, not attached to anything. How do I open my dishwasher?

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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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Has anyone had any luck figuring this one out?

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Wow!! 30 seconds later it's open. Have to say I am not impressed with Kitchen Aid or any of the other Whirlpool products. I have an Amana stove, the digital display fell out and a Maytag stove whose shelves are falling apart. Why should we buy American?

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