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Hotpoint Aquarius Dishwasher Door Catch Repair.

Updated on February 8, 2014

Broken door catch.

If your door catch fails on your dishwasher it isn't the end of the world but it is annoying. We have had our Hotpoint Aquarius dishwasher for 14 years and the catch has broken twice.

When the catch goes the spring release drops into the bottom of the door cavity and you never see it again.

To open your door means you have to spring it open with a flag bladed screwdriver or a knife. Not an ideal situation so it needs to be repaired sooner rather than later.

Source
FDW60 Door catch
FDW60 Door catch | Source

Do it yourself and save $$$$$

Doing jobs yourself can save you a lot of money in call out and engineers fees. Doing it yourself also gives great satisfaction.

If you are anything like me you are game for anything and refuse to pay others to do jobs I know I can tackle myself.

You maybe familiar with other articles I have published on household repairs -:

How To Repair Your Hotpoint Aquarius Dishwasher.

How To Cure A Blocked pump in your Hotpoint Aquarius Washing Machine.


Tools you will need.

This is a very easy repair and the only tools you will need are -:

Flag bladed screwdriver

Cross headed or Phillips screwdriver.

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Be safe

When undertaking any job where electricity is concerned you must follow the following rules.

  1. Switch power off to the appliance
  2. Unplug the appliance to be worked on
  3. Make sure you are confident about what you are doing
  4. If in doubt call in a professional

Replacing the catch

Replacing the catch of your Hotpoint Aquarius Dishwasher is very straightforward. The first job is to open the dishwasher door and remove the screws from the door backing plate.

Once this is done the top panel of the door should become free and allow you access to the door catch itself.

  • The catch has only one screw holding it to the panel.
  • Uncouple the connector and remove the faulty switch.
  • Obviously the fitting of the new one is the reverse of the removal of the old switch.


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Diclaimer.

The information contained in this article is purely for information purposes and the author accepts no responsibility or liability for damage to your machine or property as a result of using the information contained here. The information is intended as a guide and you should remember when maintaining electrical appliances that a suitably qualified technician should be entrusted to carry out the work if you are not qualified or competent to do so. Always isolate from the mains electricity before removing covers form the appliance or removing parts. Also remember that water is present and should not come into contact with electricity.It would therefore be necessary to turn off water to the machine also before carrying out any work.

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    Steve Mitchell 

    4 years ago from Cambridgeshire

    Thanks tillsontitan. Very well put.

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    Mary Craig 

    4 years ago from New York

    The more repair work we can do ourselves, the more money we can save. Certainly a good thing. This was a good hub and possibly an eye opener for some.

    Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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