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I cannot open the dishwasher the handle seems loose and will

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I cannot open the dishwasher the handle seems loose and will not engage the locking mechinisim
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.

Hi,Welcome to Just Answer, My name is Bryan,I look forward to helping you today. lets get started.

 

can you get us the model # from inside on the side wall?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hi Bryon I have the installation manual.

 

It is a 1998 build in kudc series on back cover it says 1998 kitchenAid part no 9743822 rev a.

Expert:  Bryan replied 5 years ago.
a lot of the time the latch gets bent on these making it hard to open,

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you can try bending this up slightly (not to much or it wont latch) if that doesnt work you will need to replace the latch actuator,

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the latch is part # 31 on this diagram

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the actuator is part # 5 on this diagram,

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there are diagrams at the following link, diagrams hope this helps, you may want to check # 9 on the second diagram also, make sure one of the plastic pins hasn't broken,

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yours may be a different color you didn't give me the full model number but this is the KUDC dishwasher diagrams, I hope this helps, thanks, Bryan