How To Fix Dishwasher Door Latch | Dishwasher Repair

How To Fix A Broken Dishwasher Door Latch

by Steve Ash
A broken door latch on your dishwasher can be frustrating and repairing it through a serviceman can be expensive. Even for someone who may not consider themselves handy, repairing a dishwasher is not a difficult process. Below we've provided you with a list of the most common parts that fix a dishwasher door latch. Use this information to help troubleshoot which part is broken, and then enter your model number in the search box to find the right part for you, along with tons of helpful information like our step by step installation videos and instructions.

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    If your door latch is not working properly, the first thing to inspect should be the door catch. The door catch is attached to the top of the dishwasher tub and is normally adjustable. If not adjusted properly it can cause the door latch to not activate and will prevent the dishwasher from working, or it may not close the door tight enough to prevent a leak. The door latch may also be worn and no longer creates a tight fit, in which case the door latch will need to be replaced. The door switches may also cause the door latch to not work properly. The door switches may have no continuity so an electric circuit cannot be completed to the controls. If you think the door switch may be the cause of the problem, you can test them using a multimeter.