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Door Catch Kit

PartSelect Number PS334230

Manufacturer Part Number 279570
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This kit contains two door strikes, and various door catches to service dryer doors that have one or two catches.

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:

  • Door won’t close.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Shuts off too soon.
  • Takes too long to dry.
  • Will not shut off.
  • No heat or not enough heat.
  • Lid or door won’t close.

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$4.27

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$.71

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$3.56
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Average Repair Rating: 4.6 / 5.0, 57 reviews What's this?
 

4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Carol from Golden Valley, MN

My kenmore dryer door catch was worn out, so the dryer door wouldn't stay closed, and I was unable to dry my laundry.

I identified the correct catch of the three that were included in the package by matching its number to that on the old catch that I had pried out of the door using a flat screwdriver. I centered the new catch over the square hole in the door and pressed it into place. Then I used some needle-nose pliers to twist and remove the metal pin that fits into the catch from the main dryer housing. I replaced that with the new piece included in the kit, gently tapping it into place with a hammer. The repair complete, the door worked perfectly. Thanks for your help and for the speedy delivery of the kit.

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: WILFRED from NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA

I recieved the kit the next day after ordering. It took about two seconds to do the repair

all that was required was to push the catch into the slot notools needed.

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4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Raymond from Washington, DC

Door latch catch broke

I squeezed the latch catch with a pair of pliers and pushed it in the catch hole. But that was the final repair. There were two "repairs" before that. First, we used two commercial grade rolls of wide plastic tape to tape the dryer door shut each time we used it, for a year, until we ran out of tape. Second, we positioned a chest of drawers in front of the dryer and wedged a 1" x 4" against the door. Very effective. Then I broke down and ordered the $3 catch.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Frank from ENDICOTT, NY

Broken door catch

Took 3 screws out used the putty knife to pry the door a part then used the pliers to remove the old door catch and then sapped the new one and put the door back together and I was was done in less than 10 min.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Susan from HUDSON, MA

Broken door catch

I followed your short video and found it very easy to do

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Andrew from Edina, MN

Dryer stopped working.

I followed the on-line video. I am extremely happy I made the effort and successfully fixed my dryer on my own. It sure beats a new dryer expense or high repair cost.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Gregg from St. Augustine, FL

Dryer door would not stay closed

After removing front door panel (2 screws) I removed the old latch catch and replace with the new part. 4 minutes later, the door was back together, the dryer was running and the door was staying closed.

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Diana from Canfield, OH

Dryer door won't stay shut

I replaced the male end first hoping that a change in the female part would not be needed. Unfortunately no. I used needle nosed pliers to pry the male part out and pushed the new part in. The female part of the door catch was more difficult. I didn't do it in "textbook" form, but got the job done with pliers and a screwdriver. Worth every penny to fix correctly instead of rigging it. Do it!

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Frank from Union Beach, NJ

The door whould not close enough for the dryer to work.

Got my parts very quickly.
Popped out the old door latch with a screw driver and pressed in the new one.
Very simple.
Thanks Parts Select.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Michael from Goddard, KS

Broken door catch

the part fit perfectly, it just snaped right into place.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Theodore from Tyler, TX

Dryer door wouldn't catch, catch was broken

took the cstch reciever out, with my fingers, pushed the new one in, snap lock fit.......couldn't be better, like repairing a model T ford.......

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: vernette from sprague, WA

Door catch broke therefore dryer door would not close

just put the new part in the door---sooo easy! THANK YOU!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Debra from Oakland, NJ

Door latch broke

Pop out the old latch and replaced with a new one

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: DONNA from SAN LORENZO, CA

Catch was missing to close dryer door

The only thing I had to do was hammer the catch inside the square fitting and presto it was done. It took me less than 3 mins. I thought I might of needed instructions, but it was really simple. Even a guy can do it. (smile)

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jennifer from Big Timber, MT

Dryer door kept opening

Popped out the old door catch kit and replaced it with the new one! Easy!!

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