Get a Handle on it!

Have you ever had to deal with a broken handle on your dishwasher? It is so frustrating trying to latch the door shut with a broken handle just so you can do a load of dishes.  Sometimes with kids, they don’t know how strong they are when they handle appliances, and sometimes things end up broken.  My little cousin used the microwave the other day at her house, and she ended up slamming the door shut, intentionally, and cracking off one of the latch pieces inside.

So anyway, you have a broken dishwasher handle? Luckily, this is an easy fix.  All you have to do, depending on your model, is remove a few screws and snap the new one back into place.


There is often times a cover that houses the handle assembly.  This, in most cases, is removed by undoing a couple screws on the top and sides.  Then, you should be able to see the handle assembly.  This should snap out of place, and you should easily be able to snap the new one back in place.  Make sure you replace the springs, as this is what creates the tension in the handle.

After you do this, you should be able to replace the panel you first removed, and that’s it!

It’s an easy fix, and I’ve heard about a lot of people that have been able to do this on their own.


I’ve also heard that some people will replace this part when they’re looking to change the color of their dishwasher.  To do this, you have to replace the front panel along with the control panel and the handle, and sometimes the kick plate too.

If you need any help finding the parts you’re looking for, you know who you can call.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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