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Dishwasher Won't Latch

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher won't latch are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher won't latch

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Cause 1Door Hinge

If the door hinges are damaged, the door won’t be able to latch properly. Inspect the door hinges for damage. If a hinge is bent or broken, replace it.

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Cause 2Door Catch

If the door catch is not aligned properly, adjust it as necessary. If the door catch is broken, replace it.

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Cause 3Door Lock

Inspect the door strike assembly for damage. If the door strike is broken, replace it. The door strike is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it.

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Cause 4Door Latch

Inspect the door latch assembly for damage. If the door latch is broken, replace it. The door latch is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it.

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Cause 5Door Strike

Inspect the door strike assembly for damage. If the door strike is broken, replace it. The door strike is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it.

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