Help! My dishwasher will not stay shut.

My Kenmore Elite dishwasher model 665.13752K600 will not stay shut and here's why: The dishwasher door is fine, the door latch and actuator are fine. The actuator locks into place by a piece of stainless steel that the actuator slips into. Looking at the diagrams for my dishwasher on Sears Parts Direct I cannot, and neither have two Sears website experts, been able to locate the part. Looking specifically at the tub and frame part diagram, part #3 on the image is the gasket that the dishwasher door gets shut up agaiinst. At the top center of the gasket is where a hole is. Out from the hole is where the square piece of stainless steel comes out. This piece (I call it the actuator lever) is where the door latches into place allowing the dishwasher to start its cycle. Well the lever broke and I have a non-functioning unit. Again I stress that the latch bolt is fine in the control panel and so is the actuator. It appears that the lever can be easily replaced by removing the gasket, but I cannot locate the part on any diagram. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Barbara H.

I see you are not able to locate the part needed for repair and have already examined the schematics with no luck. The expert will review and respond within 24-48 hours if not sooner.

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Neil

Appreciated!

Mark
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Mark T expert

Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the dishwasher. I think you are referring to the strike. The strike fits onto the tub frame and does two things. When the door is closed it fits into the latch to hold the door closed and pushed on the latch switches. Once the switches are closed, the dishwasher will run. The part number for the strike is 8580309 and can be ordered from: Sears Parts Direct . The image below shows what the strike looks like. I hope this is helpful.

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If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T.

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Neil

Mark, Thank you! I appreciate the clear language explaining the strike, the hyperlink to Sears Parts Direct, the item #, and the picture of what I was talking about. I have already gone ahead and ordered the part. I very much appreciate finally solving this issue. Have a great day. Neil

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