In todayâ¤™s appliance repair lineup, we have a dishwasher with a bad latch. I am going to show you how to take it apart and then install the latch. On a scale one to ten, this is about a one. This is very simple, anybody can do it and lasvegasappliancemasters.com you can restore a dishwasher without any problems at all. The repair we are doing today is pretty common. It's the same for pretty much any dishwasher on the market these day, expect for maybe those high end jobs.
The only tool we're going to need here today is a Torx Bit screwdriver. You can get this pretty cheap just about at any place, but that's that funny star shaped bit on this thing. And you're going to need a new latch. I got this latch online at partselect.com. In order to get the right replacement switch, you need to find the model number. Normally, the model number is on the inside of the dishwasher or some sort of a plate or sticker like this.
Model number on this one is right here. I am going to go ahead and enter that number in partselect.com website and get the right part. I ordered it on a Monday and it showed up on Tuesday. That's pretty amazing. So let's get on it. Before you get started I recommend that you turn your off the power. Find the dishwashers circuit breaker in your breaker box and turn it off. As you can see, the latch on this thing is non-functional.
A lot of times when your latch is broke, you can't figure out how to get it open because it won't unlatch. When that happens, grab it firmly by both sides and try to pull it out. Mine came out pretty easily, but if it's stuck just give it a bigger pull. Once you have it open, there are about eleven screws, all the way around the inside of this door. You need to take all of those out. That's where we need that Torx Bit screwdriver.
Just take them all out and save them, you are going to need them. Once you have all the screws out of there, the front and the back of this will just came apart. This is the bad latch right here. Just comes out, okay. Looks like the white wire is on my left, this way. Remove the wires from the latch. Just keep track of them. This has an L and an R on it. If yours doesn't have it marked, go ahead and mark it.
Attach the wires to the new latch. It will hook up the same way, left and right. Set that right back in place. Align the back so the screw holes line up. Install all the screws. Okay. Now that we are done, we could turn the power back on and test it. That thing is locked. Push the button, works. Close it, it works. Open it and close it. Let's test this. I get it start it. It's on. Open it. It stops. Very cool.
I'd like to thank you for letting me help you with your home appliance repairs once again. As I always say, if you are not fixing it yourself, you pay somebody else to fix it, so get out there and fix something.