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Dishwasher won't latch/stay closed


The most common parts and conditions which contribute to the symptom "Dishwasher won't latch/stay closed" are listed below. Check or test these items and use the available how to links to learn more.


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Door Latch/ Catch/ Switch


The door catch is attached to the top of the dishwasher tub and is ususally adjustable. If the door catch is not adjusted properly the door latch will not activate causing the dishwasher not to start.  If the door latch is worn, the door may be too loose, causing leaks. The door switches can also cause the door latch not to work if they have have no continuity.










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