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My maytag dishwasher wont lock or stay closed it will run

Customer Question

my maytag dishwasher wont lock or stay closed it will run even if door open
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: i cannot find a model number
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: continuously running wont turn off
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

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Answer:

YOu need to replace the door latch on the unit or try and retrip the latch mechanism. if you have a hook tool like this CLICK HERE you can reach in to the latch behind the tripped latch hook in the center of the mechanism and pull straight back to trip it open again and it should work...if not replace the latch assembly.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i tripped it And it stopped running now i have blinking at same time light on start,auto clean ,steam and dry flashing if i close it will it likely get stuck or should it reset off?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
are u there?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 2 months ago.

Just close it, it should run fine then