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I have a 2 yr old Kenmore/Whirlpool dishwasher (model 665.13769k602). The handle/latch on it does not have any "spring action",

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:35 PM
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Default Dishwasher Door Latch Assy - what part needs replacing?
Model Number: 665.13769k602   Brand: Kenmore   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have a 2 yr old Kenmore/Whirlpool dishwasher (model 665.13769k602). The handle/latch on it does not have any "spring action", feels loose, and will not lock into place (thus cannot use dw). I opened the control panel and removed the door latch assembly. There's three plastic parts (actuator latch, latch bolt, handle) and I can't figure out which is broke or needs to be replaced (or maybe the switch needs replacing?). Are there supposed to be springs inside (because I don't see any), or what gives the handle that spring action feel when you pull on it with normal use?

I'm hoping this is an easy fix and I can repair myself.


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Old 07-28-2009, 07:26 AM
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I now realize how dependent I am on my dw.

Would pictures help anyone? Need more details?
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I now realize how dependent I am on my dw.

Would pictures help anyone? Need more details?
I put it back together and slammed the door shut and it stayed shut, don't know if I will be able to open it when wash cycle is done? Same problem as you!
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I have a Whirlpool also that has the same problem. Any advice would be great. I'm unsure as to what part to order and what to do with it once I get it!
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I made these repairs on a GE dishwasher, but it sounds like the same issue. Refer to this post that I made with a few photos to go along with the other posters description of the repair. Hope this helps.

Help replacing handle actuator and spring
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