2021156-1-S-Whirlpool-22003593-Door Latch Assembly
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Door Latch Assembly

PartSelect Number PS2021156

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Lid or door will not open.
  • Lid or door won’t close.
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Parts Used

  • Door Latch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGerald from Keswick VA

Washer posted errer because it did not detect door open/closed

Download service manual from internet. Removed door and front panel, removed front hold down brackets for top and prop open. Removed old switch assembly and installed new one. Reverse sequence to reassemble.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from San Juan Capistrano CA

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

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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Parts Used

  • Door Latch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRon from Fresno CA

Machine would not lock door

I followed the instructions listed by others. I removed the screws that held the door on, and the screws on opposite side of door opening. Then I pulled the face piece towards me to remove it. I removed the bolts on either side that was holding the top on. Here is the part where I had to use my brain. The top would not lift, so I had to remove the cover piece for where the detergent goes. Once I got the top off I just unplugged the wires and plugged them into the new part, unscrewed the old part and installed the new one. I then put my washing machine back together and did some laundry. :)

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Parts Used

  • Door Latch Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerDoug from Rescue CA

The door lock error -- cycle not completing

The door was not shutting easily and the plastic receptacle in the door latch assembly was difficult to move. I removed the front cover by removing the door and the hinge covers on the other side of the door hinges, pulled off the front cover, and unscrewed the vertical bolts that hold the top in the front corners. Also removed the soap dispenser (4) screws so the top would lift to allow access to the door latch assembly bolts. These two bolts were removed, the wire plugs undone and the latch assembly replaced. Installation in reverse order. The troubleshooting guide explained why the cycle would still not complete after the latch replacement: There was a little water in the washer and I had to run the spin cycle to drain it. Then it worked normally.

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6 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Door Latch Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerDonald from Holtsville NY

Machine would not wash

I took off the front cover, lifted the top, removed old door latch assembly and replaced wire for wire; put the washer back together. The part came in great time and it was a no-brainer. The appliance repair man sold my wife a bill of goods and basically lied to her. Word to the wise, "An appliance repairman who can come at your calling is one to be careful of, most good repairman are busy and it may take a day or two come over."

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerDee from Redding CA

The door wouldn't stay shut after starting machine.

First I remove the the four screws surounding the front door. Then I took off the front panl cover. This give axcess to the nuts that needed to be removed to lift the top panl. Once the top panl was lifted up (not removed) then I was able to unscrew the door latch that was broken and replace it with the new one. I replaced one conected wire at a time so that I wouldn't get them mixed up. After that it was then easy to put back together! It works great now! Saved me from having to go out and buy new ones or to have a repair man come over. Cost me under eighty bucks! I was very happy! Thanks PartsSelect.com!

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