Dryer would randomly stop running mid-cycle

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mike From Monroe, AL

Jan 01, 2013

The hinge is held on with screws. You just need to separate the front and rear sides of the door skin to get at the screws that hold the hinge onto the door frame. The screws are Phillips-head and are located on the inner-facing door. Once you have access unscrewing the hinge from the door is simple, and then you can unscrew it from the dryer's frame. Or, you could unscrew it from the frame first and then disassemble the door on a workbench, etc. Once the new hinge was installed the slop in the mechanism went away and there were no more false "door open" events. You can test for this by pushing on the door on the hinge side while it's closed- I was able to get the drum light to come on, indicating that there was sufficient play in the hinge to falsely trip the door-open switch. After replacing the hinge the issue went away.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Hinge

Part Number: PS2580814

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