How to change the door latch/catch on a dishwasher

  1. Dishwasher
    How to change the door latch/catch on a dishwasher
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket.
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a Phillips screwdriver
    interlock-tools-required
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the inner screws of the door panel
    Door front removal 1
  5. Remove the outer screws of the door panel and remove the lower door panel
    Door front removal 2
  6. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the screws to the upper door panel
    Top panel removal 1
  7. Remove further screws to the upper door panel
    Top panel removal 2
  8. Remove upper door panel
    Top panel removal 3
  9. Make a note of the wires (A photograph is useful) and remove them
    Door latch wires attached
  10. Wires removed
    Door latch wires detached
  11. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the retaining screws.
    Door latch removal 1
  12. Remove the latch
    Door latch removal 2
  13. Take the new latch from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    Door latch image
  14. Fit the new latch to the door.
    Door latch removal 2
  15. Replace the retaining screws.
    Door latch removal 1
  16. New latch in place.
    Door latch wires detached
  17. Now refit the wires.
    Door latch wires attached
  18.  Replace the upper door panel to door
    Top panel removal 3
  19. Replace the screws to the upper door panel
    Top panel removal 2
  20. Replace further screws
    Top panel removal 1
  21. Refit the lower door panel and replace the outer screws
    Door front removal 2
  22. Replace the inner screws to the lower door panel.
    Door front removal 1
    See the full range of dishwasher door latches here

Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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