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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Customer: Frank from Lemont Furnace, PA
Fist the lat broke, in an attempt to repair the latch three(3) 0f the plastic parts for the screws cracked.
The reason this story is important is the purchase of the part was more difficult than the repair. Original attempts from another company had the wrong part delivered three times. I was ready to give up until I recieved help from PartsSelect.coms professional sales people. I recieved the correct part the first time. The repair was completed by first securing electrical power to the unit. I was able to isoplate the breaker which feeds this appliance. I removed the 10 Screws from the inner door panel to gain access to the latch and Control Panel. Using two(2) small blocks of wood I was able to prop the innner door and latch assembly up away from my work. I then removed the two screws which hold the control board to the panel and disconnected the ribbon cable attached to the control planel from the control board by pulling straight out on the cable. I was then able to remove the broken control panel and replace it with the new one. The control panel was held in place by four (4) screws.
CAUTION: Do not overtighten screws going into the plastic control panel it will crack. Reassmbly was accomplished in the reverse order with the following steps modified. To reconnect the ribbon cable to the control board it was easier if I removed the one screw holding the Top Housing board from the Control board. I was able to reinsert the ribbon cable by pushing the cable straight into the connector. I then reconnected the the Top housing board to the control board. The other step that required care was insuring the latch assembly holes lined up correctly and the latch was properly aligned for assembly. The rest was completed in reverse order.