Door hangs down so you have to lift it when closing. Eventually the whole latch mechanism broke.

ApplianceAmana Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Screw drivers

Brenda From Bodega Bay, CA

Nov 04, 2010

10 out of 19 people found this instruction helpful

Pull washer away from wall and find two screws in back next to top edge. Undo and pull top of machine off (lip on fron edge under face cover). reach down and unplug three plugs on door latch small one on top, biggest on bottom. Unscrew the three screw holding the latch on the front of the machine, take out the old and put in the new. Note, I pluged in the plugs before screwing the new one in place, and that might be easier. Put the top back on.
I couldn't find any way to adjust the door, so you still have to lift it up when closing.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Lock (Now subbed to Door Lock Latch)

Part Number: PS972231

In Stock

Door Lever

Part Number: PS2037192

In Stock