I'm starting a new post so yours stays up top, on the rare chance someone might know how to fix it.
I've been searching the web and I can't believe how common that problem is. Pages and pages of similar posts going back years with no answers. Several mentioned turning off the electric to DW then jabbing around with a screwdriver around the handle.
This seems like it might be a real solution, since I've dealt with DW directions while DH installed and re-installed ours a couple of times. Taken slowly and step by step it's really not bad. Good luck. Sandy
Here is a link that might be useful: Try this?