MDB4949SDM3 Maytag dishwasher will not lock

Parish531

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My Maytag dishwasher, model number MDB4949SDM3. I guess that it has a control lock? It will not lock when closed, so I am not able to run the dishwasher.

Any recommendations on how to fix this?
 
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Jake

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Hi,

Those numbers you posted are not the model number, the model number will start with MDB, WU, etc.:)

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

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Thanks, Parish531 for the correct model number.

Thanks bigbuck for those pdf's.

Ok Parish531 there isn't a mechanical lock per say like the old dishwashers used, it just closes tight, then it should start running, when you press the start button.

Are the control panel buttons and lights all working and responding when pressed? But it just won't start? Are any lights flashing on the control panel?

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Thank you for your reply. Everything works properly, but will not latch. There remains a gap which would allow water to get out. Normally when the door is closed, there is a “click” that secures the door tight.
 

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Ok, it sounds like a door latch problem.

Here's the door latch switch assembly for your model:
Door Latch WPW10653840


When you click the part link you will see a video on how to replace it.

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Glad to help, keep us posted on what you find.

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Thanks, you too.:)

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