So it’s 4:00 AM on Saturday morning and I am once again unable to sleep. I go to the kitchen to make coffee and want my favorite coffee mug. Realizing it is in the dishwasher I reach for the handle and…
snAP, cracKLE, CLICK-rattle, roll…
The handle has broken. The strange noises I can hear inside the door are the little plastic bits that once held the door latch in place.
You see, without the door handle working properly the door latch won’t let me in. A broken door latch won’t let the dishwasher run either. I find a screwdriver, and then carefully wriggle it in between the broken latch and the control panel cover. Finding the stuck latch I am able to pry it to the open position and retrieve my mug.
I take my hard-earned cup-a-joe to the computer and begin shopping for a new dishwasher. After all, I have grumbled at that dishwasher plenty of times because it doesn’t have all the features my old one had… The one I bought on a teacher’s salary, when I lived in California. When I could afford it…
HA! I bought my first car for less than what they want for a decent dishwasher on sale! Jeezelouize!
Quickly getting over the need to buy a new dishwasher I went to my new, and favorite, online fix it your own self parts dealer. There I typed in the magic model numbers and
My part instantly came into view complete with instructions and a video to show me how to do it myself! 😀
The new part complete with handle/latch assembly installed. Trust me, I appreciated not having to do that myself!
Plugging in the new assembly I then placed it back into the door and screwed down the inside panel.
Now, I walked over to the breaker box (it’s in the wall in my kitchen… don’t know why) and holding my breath I switched on the breaker… NOTHING. In other words there were no Frankenstein’s monster, electrical pulsing sounds, with blue flashes and flames coming out of the front panel on the dishwasher!!!
Cost to fix?
Time to fix?
Oh yes, and before I post this… Let me introduce you to Steve of PartSelect…
My Hero! I highly recommend him.
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