Today we’d like to show you how to change the interlock switch cover on your dishwasher. It’s a really easy job.
All we’re going to need is a number two Phillips screwdriver and maybe a small flat blade screwdriver. Let me show you how we do it. Now, before we begin this repair, the first thing we’ll need to do is disconnect power to the dishwasher. Locate the electrical panel and turn off the appropriate breaker or remove the appropriate fuse.
Then next we’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 Philips head screws. Just remove all of those and set them aside.
Once we’ve removed all the screws, we’re just going to carefully lift that inner door panel away from the outer door panel. We’ll tilt it up. We can just prop it in that opening and then we can access the door latch switch assembly. Now, with the inner door panel out of the way, if the cover is still on the door latch assembly, we’ll need to remove that. It looks like this one, it has broken tabs on it and it may not be there at all.
We’ll discard that broken one. Now, you may or may not have the plunger and spring still intact. If they are, all you need to do is replace the cover.
Now, the new style cover has a little heavier tabs on them. We’ll line it up so that that rounded portion fits on the top of the plunger shaft. You can snap it firmly into place, making sure that all four of those tabs are engaged. Now we can put the inner door panel back together.
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 the Styrofoam piece is still intact and make sure that it’s positioned properly on top of that outlet grill. 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. 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.