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Author Topic: Amana dishwasher- door hard to open- not opening at all  (Read 14875 times)

Offline leish19

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Amana dishwasher- door hard to open- not opening at all
« on: July 28, 2008, 07:56:07 PM »

Dishwasher door originally became hard to open.  Then unable to open with handle at all.  If you squeeze the sides at the top you can still open it, seems to work fine.  How do I replace the latch??
Thanks

Model ADB1500AWZ

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Amana dishwasher- door hard to open- not opening at all
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 08:07:20 PM »
Hi leish19,

Unplug the dishwasher or disconnect the power to it by turning off the breaker.

Open the dishwasher door and remove the screws around the inner door panel.

Remove the inner door panel and set it aside.

At this point you will see the Door latch and handle assembly.
If you look at it close I think you will find the plastic ends are broken.

Here are some links so you can see what it looks like. RepairClinic is also a great place to order from.

Door latch and handle assembly,White

Door latch and handle assembly,Black

Door latch and handle assembly,Bisque

« Last Edit: July 28, 2008, 08:11:31 PM by whirlpooltech »
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Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Amana dishwasher- door hard to open- not opening at all
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 08:12:57 PM »
I had to edit my links, they were all pointed to the same color.

Make sure you get the right color handle. They will all work, but a white handle will look a little funny on a black dishwasher. :)

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