, 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. NextWe’re going to open the door up and we’ll need to remove the inner door panel from the outer door panel. It’s held in place with eight Phillips head screws.
Just remove all those and set them aside. Once we’ve removed all of the screwsWe’re just going to carefully lift that inner door panel away from the outer door panel.
Tilt it up. Now, we can just pop 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 this cover on it. You’ll often find it that is dried out in these tabs may be broken where they may break when you go to remove the cover, so use as much caution as possible. We’ll just take a flat-blade screwdriver. We’re going to go in underneath the edge of one of those little tabs. We’ll just pry outwards while lifting up on the cover.
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, you can simply keep the spring from popping out.
We’ll lift up on the top end of that plunger and lift the two pieces out and set those aside.
Now, to replace the defective switchWe’re just going to lift that out of that housing. Once you have it removed, you can take your needle-nose pliers, grasp the terminal ends of the wires, and pull them off the switch.
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 needle-nose pliers. NextWe’re going to line up a little pin so that it fits through the hole on the switch.
You just tool it on there. They’re diagonal to each other.
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.
When installing the plunger and spring, you need to make sure that the spring sits down into this opening and that the tapered portion of that plunger fits in between the actuators on the switches. 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 this style of vent outlet, we want to make sure that, first of all, this Styrofoam piece is still intact. Make sure that it’s positioned properly on top of that outlet grill and that the top edge of it is parallel with the top of the control panel.
We’re going to carefully lay that inner door panel into position. It should lay flat without any effort to press the two pieces together and then we can install the screws. Make sure the latch action works properly.
We’re now ready to reconnect the power and our repair is complete.