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PartSelect Number PS2029855
This dryer door latch kit comes in two pieces: a door latch, and a door strike. It's used to help hold your door shut to your dryer.
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:
Got on line and ordered a door striker and door latch. When my parts arrived, they also came with instructions. Turned out the metal clip on back of stiker had broken and would not help the plastic striker to close over the door latch. I only replaced the plastic striker and saved the door latch. Parts were around 16.00 dollars plus a little shipping cost, saved me a 45.00 service charge from a repairmen plus the cost of parts. So easy!!!!!
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popped out the old, broken female latch, popped in the new one in less than 30 seconds. We had been leaning stool against the dryer door for 5 years. Now it works exactly like it is supposed to.
Replaced the Latch
I took the two screws out of the end of the door and the door handle off. Then able to part the interior of the door enough to replace the latch. The video was really great.
A simple repair. Just a screwdriver was needed (and of course the latch parts), Took all of 5 minutes
To remove and install the new parts, I followed the video instruction at whirlpool.com. Then removed the old knobs and put the new ones in. The new one created a rough contact and needed a little lithium grease to make a smooth insertion to prevent the friction from damaging the new part. It was an easy fix and took about ten minutes. Good luck in your repairs!
unscrew the screws at bottom front of dryer, lift outward, upward, the bottom of the front of the dryer. As the dryer front tilts outward/upward from the bottom, the area where its hinged at the top of the front will disengage from the main frame of the dryer and the face of the front of the dryer comes off. remove the old door latch by manipulating the plastic body of the latch (wiggle, twist pinch . . .) until, from the back, you can push the old latch forward through the front of the front of the dryer. At this point, you can put the new door latch back in from the front and push it in to place.
I followed the video on the site which was really helpful.I took the door off without problem. I had to take the bottom panel off the front and unscrew screws on large front panel.Replacing the latch was a breeze. Just as shown on video. Be careful that dryer drum doesn't fall down off wheels. My did and had to push it back up.Replaced all panels and screws and it works great.
It was so easy to repair that my wife did it. She used a screw driver to pop out the old, worn plastic part that the door latch goes into and snapped in the new part and it was all done. So nice to be able to fix it yourself!
Took 2 screws out of the bottom of the dryer so the front face plate came off. This allowed access to the door latch catch, which was easy to pull out with pliers. Pushed in new latch catch until it "popped" into place. Easy, easy, easy!
removed old broken piece with screw driver and pliers...replaced with new part with thumbs as pushers.
Repair part just snapped into place. It took longer to open the bag then do the repair. I thought it was going to be difficult to find a part for this dryer but partselect had the right part.Thanks
After 20+ years of service, the plastic part that holds the dryer door closed, broke. I orderd the replacement part on a Monday and received it on Wednesday! By applying constant pressure with my thumb, the replacement part 'snapped' into place - all of 4 seconds.Fast delivery of parts and fast instal, made for a great day.
The instructions that accompanied the part was extremely helpful. I removed two screws, lifted off the front panel, used the pliers to remove the old latch, pushed the new latch into the hole. I then replaced the panel (The part that is attached to the door was not broken). I tightened the two screws and the job was complete. I saved a very expensive service call. :)
Only needed half the parts. Installed the catch for the door and saved the other part.
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