Front Loading door would not stay locked when starting a wash cycle

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelMah5500bww

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

David From San Juan Capistrano, CA

Oct 06, 2010

20 out of 27 people found this instruction helpful

The door had become more difficult to close and then eventually stopped locking. The relay worked but the mechanical mechanism was not working properly.

I did not use a manual. Just read some tips for removing the latch assy.

Latch Assy:

1. Removed the four screws that hold the lid to the detergent.
2. Remove the door and the 2 screws holding the door frame (opposite door hinges).
3. Pull the front panel forward, then remove a screw from each side that holds the washer top lid in place (nut driver).
4 Remove two screws that hold the latch assy (nut driver).
5. Unplug the wiring harness.
6. Reassemble in opposite order.

Lock Hoop Door Assy:

1. Remove the four screws that hold the door together and separate into two pieces.
2. Follow instructions to remove lock hoop (instructions should come with new assy)
3. Reassemble.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lock Hoop Door Assembly

Part Number: PS2020896

$17.57
In Stock

Door Latch Assembly

Part Number: PS2021156

$126.52
In Stock