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Dishwasher Won't Latch

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Dishwasher won't latch are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.


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Door or Lid Latch Assembly

If the door won't latch, the latch assembly might be defective. Inspect the latch assembly to see if it is cracked or worn out. The latch assembly is normally replaced all as one part.

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Door Hinge

If the door won't latch, one or more of the door hinges might be bent or broken. If the door hinges are not working properly the door won't close squarely and then the door won't latch.

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Door Catch

If the door won't latch, the door catch might be out of alignment or broken. If it appears to be OK, reposition it as needed. If appears broken it should be replaced.

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Door Lock

If the door won't latch, the door lock assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door lock is broken, replace it.

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Door Latch

If the door won't latch, the door latch assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door latch is broken, replace it.

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Door Strike

If the door won't latch, the door strike might be defective. These are normally made of plastic or metal and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door strike is broken, replace it.

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