Whirlpool dishwasher door won’t close. Sometimes people may have objects wedged in the door of their dishwasher and that’s why we recommend opening the door before starting it up with a measuring cup or other useful item inserted between the seal and tub.
Dishwashers tend to get clogged when they are filled with just one type of object because when they are running the water jets do not reach all the parts equally, which can cause an uneven wash cycle and even damage to your dishes.
If you still have a problem after trying this, check out our troubleshooting guide for some ideas on how to fix different kinds of mechanical issues.
Whirlpool dishwasher door won’t close
Whirlpool dishwasher door won’t close.What’s happening? Sometimes the part of your dishwasher door that opens and closes back up doesn’t swing shut. There are several reasons for this to happen, and we want to share them with you so you can troubleshoot the problem for yourself.
A door latch is broken
Inspect the door latch assembly for damage. If the door latch is broken, turn around and leave to go get a new one. Door latches are not repairable if they’re broken.
You must replace a broken door latch by going out and purchasing another one or you will be locked inside your home whenever you close the front door.
Defective Door Catch
If the door catch isn’t aligned properly, you may need to adjust it. If the door stop has broken, you should replace it.
Damaged Door Hinge
The hinge is an important part for a door to close properly. If the hinge is broken, you won’t be able to use the door at all.
Identify the hinge as a replacement part and install it with other hinge parts when replacing or repairing a damaged door hinge.
Broken Door Strike
Inspect the door strike assembly for damage and make sure it’s not rubbing up against the frame.
If there is any chance that a problem arises, or if you can’t determine how to repair it yourself, then contact a nearby garage door professional instead.
Inspecting door locks
If a door lock is broken, you shouldn’t try to fix it yourself. You might just end up breaking it more and then it wouldn’t be able to be replaced.
If someone closes the door on the handle and breaks it, you should call the person who handles all maintenance discussions for your dishwasher in order to find out how much one would need to pay them in order to get a new one installed by them.
It also depends if they consider a broken door lock repairable or not due to differences in opinion that people have about what door locks can or cannot be fixed.
How do you fix a dishwasher door that won’t close?
check to be sure the door of the dishwasher is not hitting screws underneath the counter. These screws may have come loose and are now in the way of the dishwasher door closing.
Simply re-insert these screws into their proper places, making sure they’re tight enough so they don’t pop out again, then test that your dishwasher’s door can now close properly.
How do I adjust the door on my Whirlpool dishwasher?
If you’re trying to open your dishwasher’s door and it won’t budge, check to see if the door is warped or something is preventing the door from properly closing.
If the hinges on your door are still in good shape, try adjusting the tension of the door closer spring. You can do this by compressing or extending the spring.
Will the dishwasher work if the door spring is broken?
Even if just one spring is broken, it’s best to replace both at the same time so that the door opens and closes evenly.
You’ll have to disconnect electricity to the dishwasher at the circuit breaker or fuse box, and turn off the water to the machine before you begin work on this project; it may cause serious damage if you don’t.