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If the latch is broken, you will have to use a screwdriver to attempt to poke up beside the handle to release the latch. TURN THE POWER OFF AT THE BREAKER FIRST, THERE IS POWER AT THE DOOR SWITCHES!
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IT can be a real nightmare to do, that really is the only way unless you can gain access to the top of the machine. However, it is likely secured into the cabinet. You can use a drill bit to drill up through the handle, to better access the latch. It will all be replaced as an assembly anyway.
It depends on the rest of the model number. There are many missing characters I need to get you the correct handle/latch assembly. Some models use a separate handle and some have it all together.
Worst case scenario, you need to replace both parts. The diagram at the link below shows the number 5 that pushes up the latch.
The model tag is, you guessed it, behind the door on the tub.....
Where the dishes are loaded.
That is correct. If you drill a hole right in the center of the handle, you should be able to use a needle nose to grab the metal actuator rod to push up the latch to release the lock.
It sits right in the middle of the handle. When the handle is pushed up, it pushes on the latch to release the lock. See it below....