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Door Catch Kit

PartSelect Number PS334230

This is a door catch kit, and it is designed for use with your dryer. On your appliance you will find both a strike and a catch, these two parts work together to keep your dryer door closed. This kit includes two strikes, three catches, and a set of instructions. Each of the door catches included have a different tension. Make sure you use the one that matches the existing catch on your appliance. All three of these are color-coded, and have a number on the back. The instruction sheet will tell you which catch you need to use for your specific model type.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Maytag, Inglis, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Laundry Accessories, Trash Compactor, Dishwasher.

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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Get this part fast. Average delivery time via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

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611 of 637 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: Terri from Saint Augustine, FL

Door catch part had fallen out,/ was missing

Received your parts, Popped them both right into place, Even though only one side needed to be replaced, I wanted them to match up. It was amazing how easy this was. My husband was quite impressed I had ordered these rather then look for either a new or used dryer from some other source.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Daniel from Wichita, KS

Door catch broken; lint filter handle had come off

Removed some screws and partially dismantled the door so I could get the old catch out. Inserted the new catch, and put the screws back in. Saved me an $80+ service call.
On the filter, I had to use pliers to remove the old one because the handle had broken off. Did that, and inserted the new one. Done. Sears had been unable to supply me with a new filter.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Melody from North Las Vegas, NV

Door wouldn't latch.

I can't believe I waited so long to find this part and do this. I got the package very fast, opened it, took the piece to my dryer and popped it into place with my fingers. It worked perfectly! this took all of two minutes and saved me from having to hold the dryer door closed with a stick. Thank you, thank you!!!

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90 of 91 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
Customer: Pam from Woodbridge, VA

Dryer door would not stay shut

This repair was a cinch. Pliers to pull out the metal piece and a screwdriver to pry out the 'catch' part in the door. Both replacement pieces went right in. I cannot believe how easy and CHEAP this fix was, and I'm so glad I found this site!! I figured I would have to call a repairman and pay big bucks, so I put it off, but the door was getting worse--slamming it so hard to keep it shut. Again, thanks for this great site.

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98 of 176 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: JEFFERY from ABINGDON, VA

Dryer wouldn't dry

un pluged it then removed the hose took the back off took out the 2 screws out of each part replace it with the new parts , then pluged it back to make sure it would work and it did the very first time. i'm 1 happy roper owner.

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89 of 153 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
Customer: RONALD from SALMON, ID

Door kept coming open dryer shuts off

use screwdriver topry plastic out plyers to pull out metal latch put new parts in

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82 of 141 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: Jill from bellevue, WA

Door won't latch

I did NOT have to repair the latch on the actual door, just the small metal piece that it hooks on (on the dryer itself) and it took about 10 seconds to.....do it myself. Just used needle nose pliers so squeeze the piece together and fit it in. thanks

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35 of 38 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: DAVID from CHARLOTTE, NC

No heat when drying

I followed the tips from the repair video. Easy as 1-2-3. I changed both the heating element as well as the thermal cut off. Went ahead and repaired the door catch. Brand new dryer for the next 10 years. I do advise to pull out your shop vac and remove the tons of lint that accumulates in the bottom. A definite fire hazardous. I do attest that this web site is the best by far.

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19 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Bill from Houston, TX

Dryer door catch broke

The old catch on my dryer door was gone and I was keeping the door closed using tape. I ordered the part and it arrived with no hassles in about 5 days. The repair was too easy. I just popped the new catch in place. It took all of about 30 seconds to complete using no tools. I wish all home repairs were this easy.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Lynne from Jamestown, CA

Door catch on dryer door broke

PartSelect sent me three different door catches with instructions for choosing the correct one. I did choose and simply inserted it into the slot and voile! All finished and it works great now! PartSelect had the part delivered the day after my order was placed. I would suggest doing business with them to anyone asking who they might contact for a part. I especially appreciated the ease of identifying and ordering from them. I was able to do all of this on-line via their website.

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10 of 10 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: JEANMARIE from BELLEROSE, NY

Door latch (female part) was broken.

I used a screwdriver to remove the old part and pushed the new part in with my fingers, it was very easy. If I could do it, anyone can. I was a lot cheaper then having a repair man come to house. I am very glad I found your site online, I will definitely be using your company again.

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7 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, Screw drivers
Customer: Theresa from Norfolk, VA

The old door catch failed. Clothes won't dry with door open !

Old door catch came out, new one slipped in. All works great.

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8 of 12 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: Theresa from Topeka, KS

The dryer door latch broke

The most difficult part of this repair was making sure I purchased the right part !!! Part Select.com has a great website with pictures of almost every part you could ever need. I was able to select the right part and from there the repair was easy.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Dawn from Chesapeake City, MD

My teenage son was messing around and got into the dryer and broke the door catch and bent the door.

removed the catch and the pin and replaced it. We were sent a couple different sizes so we tested the one that looked like the closest match. I think the pin was made with different thicknesses of metal. Worked great and saved us from having to get a new dryer!

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5 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, 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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