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Dishwasher Won't Latch

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dishwasher won't latch are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your dishwasher, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your dishwasher.

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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