Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re
going to show you how to change the soap dispenser latch kit on your dishwasher. It’s a really
easy job; all you need is a #15 torques bit, a flat blade screwdriver, and a pair of slip-joint
pliers. Let me show you how we do it. Now our first step will be to open the dishwasher
door, lay it down flat. And we can remove the cutlery basket just to get that out of
the way. Now our next step will be to open the cover
to the soap box, and then with our pliers we’ll grasp that latch from both sides,
just kind of give that a little twist and pop it out; and we’ll set that aside. Next we’re going to remove the #15 torques
screws around the perimeter of the inner door panel. Now while supporting the door we’ll just
lift up on that inner door panel, bring it out of the tub at the bottom, tilt it out
far enough that we can hook the top of it under the latch; it will support itself. Next we’ll take off the protective cover;
it’s just held in place with a couple of plastic pins that pop into a couple of holes
there in the inner door panel. So we’ll slide that off and set it aside. Now the back part of that latch assembly is
located right here so we need to remove or set this aside enough so that we can pull
the old one out and pop the new one in. So with a flat blade screwdriver just go into
the bottom slot here, tilt that out, release it, and remove the old assembly. Now there are two ways to put this in and
you’ll notice a little tab in the top, that’s the position it should be in; it should be
facing upwards. So we’ll slide our new one into place, there’s a rounded portion on
that panel that will sit over, again make sure that we have it lined up properly, and
then with our flat blade, we’ll reengage that hook. Now we’re ready to put that terminal part
in, it has a little tab that will face upwards as well so we can push that through from inside
of the inner door panel. Now with it lined up straight, just push that piece into position
until it locks in. How this mechanism works is that there is
a set of cams that come down from the timer that is underneath of this cover and you’ll
see two little nylon bars that come down through there, they engage this mechanism that will
push it down, activate that lever that opens the soap box lid. Now when putting this back together what we
need to do is rotate that timer dial past the dry cycle until those arms are fully retracted
as far as they’ll go into that timer mechanism; and they actually protrude about a quarter
of an inch past the end of that bracket. You can rotate the timer dial all the way around
until you find where they’re retracted the most. Now what we’ll do next is put our cover
over this but we need to engage this portion with those two arms. So let’s put our cover
on, and what we’ll do is lift the back of the inner door panel up then we’ll engage
the top of it first. Sit it down into it’s opening, and then lower it into place. Now we can check the operation of that mechanism
before we put it all back together, just take one screw and put it into the bottom on this
side, then holding the inner door panel to the outer door panel stand it up, and then
we’ll rotate that dial, just past the normal wash position, and the soap box should open. And it does. So we know everything works there,
we’re ready to put the rest of the screws in. Reinstall the cutlery basket, and our repair
is complete. Told you it was an easy job; thanks for watching,
and good luck with your repair.