, we’d like to explain you how to change the interlock switch on your dishwasher. It’s a really easy job, all we’re going to need is a number two Phillips screwdriver, pair of needle nose pliers and maybe a small flat blade screwdriver.
Let me explain you how we do it. Now, before we begin this repair, the first thing we’ll need to do is to disconnect power to the dishwasher.
Locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker or remove the appropriate fuse.
Then nextWe’re going to open the door up and we’ll need to remove the inner door panel from the outer door panel.
Its held in place with eight Phillips head screws, just remove all of those and set them aside. Once we’ve removed all the screws, then carefully lift that inner door panel away from the outer door panel, hook it up. We just prop it in that opening and then we can access the door-latch switch assembly. Now when accessing the door-latch switch assembly on this style of dishwasher, it has his cover on it.
You often find it that is dried out in these tabs may be broken or they may break.
When you got to remove the cover, use as much caution as possible and we’ll just take a flat blade screwdriver underneath the edge of one of the little tabs, pry it out while lifting up on the cover.
Do the same on the opposite side, you can lift that cover away and set it aside Now, if you still have the plunger and spring in that door-latch-assembly, it simply keeps the spring from popping out. You lift up on the top end of that plunger and lift the pieces out and set those aside.
Now to replace the defective switch, you just going to lift that out of that housing. Once you have it removed, then take your needlenose pliers, grasp the terminal ends of the wires and pull them off the switch, then we can discard the old switch. Reinstall the wires onto the new switch making sure that the connectors are nice and tight. If they appear a bit loose, you can crimp them with the needlenose pliers Next we’re going to line up a little pin so it fits through the hole on the switch. There’s two down there, they’re diagonal to each other.
Then press the switch firmly into place making sure that the wires fit into those slotted opening on the end of the housing. Next, we’ll put the plunger and spring back in and when installing the plunger and spring, we want to make sure that the spring sits down into this opening. The tapered portion of that plunger fits in between the actuators on the switches and the flat side at the top of that plunger facing towards you.
If you had a damaged cover to that assembly, be sure that you change that out.
Line up the locking tabs, snap it back into place. Now, we can put the inner door panel on. Now, when reinstalling the inner door panel to the outer door panel, if your model has the style of event overlap. We want to make sure that first of all these styrofoam piece is still intact and make sure there’s positioning properly on top of that coat that grille.
The top edge of it is parallel with the top of the control panelWe’re going to carefully lay that inner door panel in the position. You should lay flat without any effort to press the two pieces together, and then we can install the screws. Make sure the latch actually works properlyWe’re now ready to reconnect the power and our repair is complete.