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PartSelect Number PS2378364
This is a door striker, it is gray in color and is a part found on your washer. The purpose of the striker is to keep your washer door closed for usage. This piece will attach to your appliance lid and will activate the door switch when your lid is closed. The most common reasons for needing to replace this part are if your lid will not consistently open or close, and your washer will not consistently start. The only tool you will need to complete this installation is a Phillips screwdriver.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Removed the screws holding the door. (One was stuck a little so used an air drill with Phillips head to get the torque needed but someone with a strong grip could have done it as it came out very easily). I removed most of the screws holding the front to back of door to exchange the hinge. There was a problem with the old hinge slopping around and not allowing the door to align properly when shutting it. The new hinge works better. See note*** below on doorframe. I pretty much was able to get the door back together and make it work. I then exchanged the door striker with no problem. It has a built in key so you cannot attach it incorrectly. The next thing was to just reattach the door to the machine and it worked right off the bat. ------------- *** Unfortunately, there were two screw mounts in the Outer Door Frame - Chrome Part Number: PS3495258 that were broken. This doorframe is listed as a $200+ chrome part whereas it is actually a plastic material that is extremely over priced for what it is. Like I mentioned two of the screw mounts had broken off so those screws are just "decoration" now. (These are screws that basically hold the back cover to the front cover). If this becomes a problem, I will simply modify what I have and make the screws fit before I spend $200+ on that part. (It looks like this could be drilled out and a long screw and nut run through to make it work. TELL THE WASHER OPERATOR… just be careful opening and closing the unit (don't slam the door but carefully close it) and it should work a lot longer. I might investigate the make up of a washer the next time I buy one … but the chrome vs. plastic is a hard one to spot. I hope this helps.
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The door striker of the my front loading washing machine is plastic and breaks very easy. The small store I brought it from is now closed and I can't get the part and the last time I did order the part it took a least two weeks for it to arrive and my wash pile was huge. I ordred your part and in two days I had it! Much easier than the 65 dollars charge to have the repairman walk through the door to fix it and the long wait for it to arrive.
I just removed the 2 screws, removed the old striker and replaced it with the new one. The entire project took 3 minutes.
first I remove two screws then hold the part in place.
Unscrewed the old striker and screwed in the new one.
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