Is your Maytag dishwasher’s door refusing to close? Are you noticing leaks dribbling out of the sides? Did the handle snap off?
Maytag dishwashers can break down due to all sorts of complicated internal failures, but sometimes the problem is much simpler. It doesn’t matter if your spray arm, heating elements, drain hose, and pump are in perfect working order; if your door latch won’t close, there’s no chance that machine will run. Nobody wants to wade through a kitchen full of bubbles, and you don’t have time to scrub your dishes down by hand, so what do you do?
You can always “go pro.” Ottawa Pro Appliance Repair can handle Maytag repairs anywhere in Ottawa, and dishwashers are one of our specialties. We offer same-day service that is licensed, insured, and conducted only by highly qualified technicians.
On the other hand, you could try to fix it yourself. If that’s the route you want to take, our Maytag repair team can help. We’ve assembled some tips for DIY latch repairs on your Maytag dishwasher below.
DIY Door Latch Repair Tips for Maytag Dishwashers
- You only need two tools for this job: a T20 Torx screwdriver, and a pair of pliers. If you intend to replace the door latch or handle, you will need to order this part separately. You can contact our Maytag repair team to order the part.
- We are dealing with live microswitches during this repair that transfer up to 120 volts. The very first thing you should do for this repair is to locate your breaker box and switch all pertinent breakers OFF. Please do not attempt these repairs without having shut off the breaker.
- Open the dishwasher door and locate the screws around the inside perimeter. Most Maytag dishwasher models will have 11 screws in total. Whatever the number for your specific model, they will be of the same length, and must be removed at this stage.
- Once the screws are removed, you can pry the interior away from the faceplate to expose the electronic components.
- Locate the handle for your door latch. The microswitches will be nearby. Pry these out using your pliers.
- Once the microswitches are removed from the leads, you can replace the handle using the part ordered from your manufacturer. Replace the old latch and attach the leads, then simply reverse the previous steps. Realign the faceplate and tighten your 11+ screws roughly halfway. We recommend only tightening them halfway at this stage so that you still have room to adjust the faceplate. Once you’re satisfied with the alignment, tightening each screw in the rest of the way.
- Test your door latch seal and play with the front electronic interface to ensure that your repair didn’t disrupt any of the backlighting and settings.
I still can’t figure this out!
If you’re having trouble with your Maytag repair, contact our team. We can offer you some tips over the phone and will be happy to give a free quote. Call (888) 508-8270 for today.