Maytag dishwasher repair
Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:41 AM
Thanks a bunch.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:48 AM
(I know this because I did just what you did--took the whole damn thing apart--before reading this board. Just about jumped out of my skin when the big spring was released and went flying into the air just next to my head. I wasn't expecting that...)
Posted 01 March 2006 - 12:17 AM
I had written on the side of the assembly "White Wires" and "Black Wires" so it was easy to hook the switches back up correctly and install it in the dishwasher.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 07:48 PM
Thank you all! This thread saved my sanity and my latch!
I was confused by the term "actuator" to refer to the part that the latch latches onto. Wouldn't it just be called a "catch?"
Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:00 PM
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Posted 19 May 2006 - 05:11 AM
Posted 03 July 2006 - 09:23 AM
If anyone finds a way to express dissatisfaction with Maytag on this point, please post a reply. I'm about to order a replacement latch handle (probably 2 or 3 of them to be safe) and really am disappointed in Maytag.
The forum here is great though. At least it helps to know others are feeling the same pain.
Posted 07 July 2006 - 12:05 PM
Finally, I took a sharp knife and removed the small ridge on the large handle tabs and on the latch. After removing just a slight amount of plastic, inserting the small tabs first and using a clamp to hold the latch, I gave it a very firm constant push and finally.......
All is well. Thanks for all the help!
Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:22 PM
It snapped on without chanel locks or too much force. With the latch assembly hooked to the actuator, I first put the small tabs in place, and then hooked one of the big tabs in it's hole. After this, the final big tab snapped into place with very little force. And to think it seemed that it would never fit just 20 minutes ago, before I found this forum.
Thanks to everyone who posted here!
Posted 26 August 2006 - 11:44 AM
Posted 16 September 2006 - 02:06 PM
A little studying and I discovered it was possible to trip the latch without benefit of a spare actuator. All it requires is a small screwdriver and a broken toothpick to hold up the two springs that prevent it from tripping unless the actuator is present. Once tripped, installation is a snap - didn't even have to use the pliers, just the small screwdriver.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:25 PM
Hi, just replaced my maytag 7600 handle (this is the 3rd handle), of my 3 year old dishwasher, thanks to your help. New problem is that it keeps running when I open the door. Handle does seem stiff, but does open and close. Water sprayed everywhere when I went to add a dish.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:36 PM
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:15 AM
Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:24 PM
:X:X:X Thanks for letting me vent, I know you guys get it.
Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:09 PM
With the old handle off, put the latch assembly against the actuator and press it on. This will simulate a closed door. Then take chanel locks and squeeze from sides and press new handle in ,large tabs first then lift up to snap small tabs in.
Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:17 AM
Posted 01 October 2006 - 12:38 PM
If I am wrong with my approach or there is a secret approach other than removing screws, I am open to suggestions.
Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:20 PM
No big deal taking it apart. Wait until you have all the parts,unless you like doing dishes. My was floppy but working, but when I took the liner off it fell apart completely. Be careful about the wires as they are attached to the controll panel with plastic clips, my clips broke, not sure If I did it or were like that, when the Maytag guy did the first replacement. They will stay broken,things are working fine but probably not ideal. The repair guy said the 2 wire bundles which clip onto "cherry Fuses" on the white latch can go on either side makes no difference both are grounded.
Its no big deal, with help from everyone here. I'm so glad I didn't pay and wait for Maytag.
Posted 02 October 2006 - 09:49 AM
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