Door would not lock, stopping the wash cycle

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

James From Scotts Valley, CA

Sep 22, 2009

18 out of 32 people found this instruction helpful

Wax motor was operational but door would not always lock. Rebuilt the latch mechanism with new parts including all three switches. Latch now makes an audible click when it engages, like it did when new.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Lock/Spin Enable Switch

Part Number: PS2020103

In Stock

Door Hoop Ramp

Part Number: PS2020801

In Stock


Part Number: PS2020812

In Stock

Sliding Gear Latch

Part Number: PS2021259

In Stock

Rotating Gear Latch

Part Number: PS2021260

In Stock

Latch Axle

Part Number: PS2021262

In Stock

Latch Axle Spring

Part Number: PS2021265

In Stock