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Miele dishwasher G640 door will not close

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The door on my Miele G640 will not latch. The latching 'tongue' screws came loose and it will no longer trip the door latch to close or lock the door. The latch in the door appears to work as it should, but the metal tongue hits the door beading above the actual latch in the door, when the screws have been re-tightened. It's almost as if there was shims inside the casing, above where the screws tighten the metal 'S' shape, that holds the door closed. If that were the case, the shims might have moved after the screw came loose? The metal 'S' neads to lower by a millimeter or more, to trip & engage the latch in the door.

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on my machine there is a torx screw at the top left hand side. You need to open the door to see the screw which sits behind the off-white flange (look for a hole in the flange).

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SOURCE: Miele Dishwasher door release problem

I switched the dishwasher off at the mains and then back on again. At this point the plastic arm started making a noise like it was trying to retract so I pulled the door to help it along. The door opened and the arm fully retracted - much to my relief.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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If the detergent cup doesn't open, check the detergent cup, the bi-metal switch or wax motor, and the timer. Make sure that no dishes are blocking it from opening.
The cup that holds the detergents can get caked and gooped up with old detergent. You should try to clean away any old detergent. If you can't clean the detergent away, you should replace the cup.
The bi-metal switch is activated by the timer and is an electrically operated device that bends when electricity is applied to it. It uses two different metals that are bonded together. As they warm up, they expand at different rates causing the metal to bend. The degree of bending can be set with a high degree of precision. Many devices use the bi-metal switch. A lot of newer dishwashers use a wax motor instead of the bi-metal switch. The wax motor has a wax block that gets heated up when the timer sends electricity to it. The wax expands as it gets heated up, and it pushes a plunger that opens the detergent door. Depending on how your dishwasher is wired, the switch may be wired through the motor circuitry or through the heating element. If the heating element is broken, there will be no electricity to properly activate the switch or heat the wax block in the wax motor to open the cup. If the motor doesn’t let enough electricity through its circuit, the bi-metal switch won't operate properly, or the wax motor wax block won't get heated up to expand and push the plunger.
On many dishwashers, an actuator arm links the timer to the detergent cup. When the timer reaches the correct time of the cycle, it activates a lever that opens the cup. If this link is broken or in any other respect faulty, the cup will stay closed, and won't let the detergent into the dishwasher. Check this linkage and either fix or replace it.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: latch stuck on bosch dishwasher

We removed the front door. Where the latch is located, there was a white piece with a pin sticking out and a cross bar that was held in place by the white piece. We used a screwdriver to open a space in the white piece so that the cross bat could slip out the bottom of the white piece. Then, we could push from behind on the metal part that had the pin. The metal part rotated and released the latch. We then replaced the cross bar into the white piece. Be careful -- the solution worked to unlatch the latch, but our diswasher still doesn't close well during the wash cycle.

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The door on my machine won't shut?


Hello

You will need to adjust the dishwasher door latch to fix the door if it will not close. The door latch can come out of alignment from use. Adjusting the latch assembly is a straight forward process on most models of dishwashers. First, remove the securing fasteners for the inner door panel. It is a good idea not to remove the inner door panel completely, just enough that you can access the door latch assembly.

Turn the dishwasher circuit breaker off inside your home electrical panel. Open and close the door and watch where the strike plate makes contact with the door. The strike plate is usually on the front top center of the dishwasher. If the strike plate is out of alignment, it will hit the inside of the door.

Pull the dishwasher out of the counter enough that you can access the strike plate securing Torx screw. You may need to open your dishwasher door and remove the two screws that secure the dishwasher mounting bracket to the bottom of the counter with a Phillips-head screwdriver to pull the dishwasher away from the counter.

Loosen the Torx screw that secures the strike plate to the washer tub with a Torx driver. Adjust the strike plate so the plate will engage the door latch. Retighten the Torx screw and push the dishwasher back under the counter. Secure the brackets to the counter if your dishwasher uses retaining brackets.

Adjust Door Latch

Open the dishwasher door and remove the Torx screws securing the inner door panel to the outer door panel with a Torx driver. The retaining screws are usually around the side edge and top edge of the dishwasher door.

Lift the inner door panel enough that you can loosen the two securing bolts on the door latch with a wrench. You only need to loosen the bolts, not remove them.

Carefully raise the dishwasher door to align the door latch with the strike plate. Hold the door latch with your finger tips when you align the latch. Lower the door and tighten the door latch securing bolts.

Install the inner door panel retaining screws and tighten all screws with the Torx driver. Close the dishwasher door and turn on the circuit breaker.

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Hi my door on the Miele W487 is not closing, the latch wont hold. Any suggestions?


Hi there - mmm the door locking mechanism may be crook - the only other possbity is the mechanical latch could be faulty - give this a quick try close & hold the door in and initiate a cyle to see if it locks - if it locks then the latching device is busted which may or not be field serviceable.

Miele item #4747471 is the latch unit & #4842085 is a 220/240V door lock not sure about a 110/120V part number.

Cheers

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The door on my kenmore elite dishwasher will not close or lock


Hi, the "latch keeper" has gotten out of alignment. You'll need to adjust it.
All you'll need is a Phillips screwdriver to fix this. Open the door and look at the "latch keeper" (it's not on the door, but on the frame). It's the thing that the door lock/latch grabs on to when you try to lock the door. There are 2 screws holding it in place. Loosen these, pull the keeper toward you a bit and tighten the screws to lock it in. Now try your door.
This may take several attempts to get it just right, because you want the door closing tight enough so as not to allow a water leak and loose enough for you to close it easily.

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I can no longer latch my dishwasher i can get it open but not closed now to wash with. should I buy a new latch which is easy to install and take out or can i macguiver it?


the latch can get stuck in the closed position when door is open,...... to fix it....undo the screws on door.............seperate front from back.....the latch can then be "opened "...........put door back together n job done............
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Dishwasher Model LSV66 - door will not open


There is probably something broken with the latch mechanism as it is mostly made of plastic.

Safety first, ensure mains is off to dishwasher!

Your best chance of opening - Method one - first you need to understand how the latch works. In LSV66, the latch is right at the top, centre above the door handle and the ariston logo; you cant see any of these unless you have it opened - so try to imagine the mechanism as I describe; the door side is a tongue while on the dishwasher side it is a D-shape loop - at locked position, the tongue is inserted into the loop from below. So to pick it, use a coat hanger wire, bend it into L-shape. The problem is you need to slide this between the door and presumedly your worktop and slide it to the middle, learn where the latch is initially - the hard part is you need to slide the L-shape tip as close as possible the the door side, the tip should come in from sideway sp that you are trying to slide the tip arm of the L-shape underneath the d-loop and to unhook it is to flick the d-loop with upward turn and NOT downward since it loops over the tongue from top. Method two - assume you are confused about method one or simply cant slide the L-shape between the tongue and d-loop, the next best way is to pry the latch open, here you run a small risk of breaking the d-loop but you can easily buy a replacement spare - to pry open the door, use a sturdy tool if you dont have a suitable size crow bar - a robust screwdriver could do. You need to pry it close to the latch to get good fulcrum power, so approach middle above the logo between door and worktop - you are likely to scratch the top edge of the door but again this part is concealable when the door is shut so wont be too cosmetically bad.
Once opened, unscrew the top panel from inner door, you will find the latch mechanism which I assume something is broken - replace this by buying a spare - usually cost around £20.

Good luck.

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Miele g 851 sc i have a leak under the unit (below the right door hinge) when i run the machine


hi,

make sure you are not using too much detergent. no more than 2 teaspoons. try running the unit with no detergent a few times. if problem still persists then check the door seal or remove the door panel and make sure the overflow tray running along the base of the door where the hinges are is not blocked with food. also check the door is closing enough to seal,the door latch may have moved. check the tightness of the screws

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I have a Maytag Jetclean Dishwsher EQ Plus, Model # MDBD880AWQ. The door won't close completely and latch. The racks are not in the way


I have the same issue. I need to put full weight on door to get the dishwasher to go. The tongue (on the top of inside) is fine. The problem is in the latch. Looks like I need to take the door apart and get a new latch. I am guessing you have to remove the 8 (?) allen screws on the inside of the door and take a look. Good luck. I will tell you how I do. Post back if you have it figured out.

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Latch on my Kenmore dishwasher model# 363.14582100 won't close


Sharon,
The "latch keeper" has gotten out of alignment. You'll need to adjust it.
All you'll need is a phillips screwdriver to fix this. Open the door and look at the "latch keeper" (it's not on the door, but on the frame). It's the thing that the door lock/latch grabs on to when you try to lock the door. There are 2 screws holding it in place. Loosen these, pull the keeper toward you a bit and tighten the screws to lock it in. Now try your door.
This may take several attempts to get it just right, because you want the door closing tight enough so as not to allow a water leak and loose enough for you to close it easily.
If you have any questions, post back and I'll try to explain in better detail.

SG

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DISH WASHER, STILL HAS A LEAK FROM THE DOOR.


Once the gasket is in place, check it for fit against the door frame. It should fit tightly with no cracks or bulges between the gasket and the frame. If necessary, tighten or loosen the retaining screws, or refit the gasket in the clips or the door channel. Then run the machine through a washing sequence and check for leaks.

If you spot a leak, and the gasket seems to be properly in place, try adjusting the door latch. The trick is to position the gasket against the frame of the door without flattening the gasket or squeezing it too flat when the door is latched properly. Adjust the latch or the gasket until it fits snugly against the door frame.


Servicing the Door Latch

The latch on a dishwasher door is opened and closed repeatedly, and this hard use can lead to mechanical problems. The latch may be loose, or it may have slipped out of position, throwing the alignment off and preventing the door from closing properly. When this happens, the latch does not engage properly, and the dishwasher will not start.

In many cases, you may be able to solve the problem by adjusting the position of the latch. Move the latch slightly by loosening the screws that hold it. Slide the latch with your fingers or pliers; the screw slots are made especially for this purpose. Close and open the door to see whether the latch is properly aligned. Tighten the screws to hold it in the correct position.

After repositioning the latch, check to see if it's working properly. Close and latch the door and turn the control knob to the ON position. If the dishwasher doesn't start, the latch is faulty. Replace it with a new latch, connecting it the same way the old one was connected. You may have to move the new latch back and forth several times before it works properly.

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sounds as if your door latch/handle is broken internally.your dishwasher is installed with 2 screws to theunderside of your countertop. its tricky but youll have to remove them (adjusting to leveling legs down will give you more room to get some kinda a phillips head bit in ther to remove the screws), once out slide the d/w foward and remove the strike plate door will open at least get your dishes out

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