Washer door wasn't catching sufficiently to permit washer to start

ApplianceFrigidaire Washer

ModelFWTR445RFS1

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Richard From Southwest Harbor, ME

Nov 27, 2013

When I was examining the catch, it broke in three pieces. The lock/switch assembly had a piece that seemed to be hanging down, not looking good. I didn't know which part was at fault, so I had to bite the bullet and order both. It took a while to find the parts on your diagrams, but eventually I figured out which one had them. I'm not sure I would have had the nerve had not your video on how to install the lock/switch made it seem really straightforward and simple (nice job!). As it turned out, once the door catch was replaced (two screws) the door started behaving. So perhaps the $70+ for the lock/switch wasn't necessary, but it's probably just as well to have it in reserve. I saved your video on my computer for future reference. Thanks for saving us from what initially looked like a really bad situation.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Catch

Part Number: PS417389

$12.45
In Stock