Broken latch on front of washer

ApplianceAmana Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Brenda From Citrus Heights, CA

Jan 18, 2013

Took both the screws out on the top back. Lifted up the back about 1/2 inch and slid to the back. Reached into the front of the washer where the latch was connected. Disconnected the 3 wires (plugs) attached to the latch, took out the 3 screws located inside the washer door. Took a second person just to hold the latch and bring it out after the screws were off the front inside the washer door. Put new latch in, connected the wires, put in the screws behind the washer door (3 of them) and slid the top into place and put the screws in the back. Takes longer to tell you than to do it. Remember the screw on the left side front (top) as you face the washer and remove that screw. The plastic had disintegrated on mine but am not going to replace that part until I have to.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Lock Latch

Part Number: PS972231

In Stock