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Door Catch Kit

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PartSelect Number PS334230
Manufacturer Part Number 279570
Manufactured by Whirlpool

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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Question:

I opened up my dryer and it seems like I have 2 latches on this model. I know I require a latch kit because mine is malfunctioning but do I need two kits?

Jeanie
Answer:

Hi Jeanie, to make this installation you will only need one latch kit, and you can find it here 279570. Please let us know if you have any further questions!

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Question:

When I open my dryer it stays running until I turn it off manually. Is that indication that I need the door latch kit? Or do I start somewhere else

Joanne
Answer:

Hi Joanne, it sounds like you need to replace the door switch, it is part number WP3406105. Best of luck with this repair!

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Question:

My dryer has a buzzer on it and when the cycle is done it will let us know but it wont turn off even when I open my dryer door. The only way to stop it is if I leave my door open for a little while and then it will clue in and turn off. What could be causing this? Latch kit?

Pius
Answer:

Hello Pius, if you are experiencing problems with your buzzer shutting off, that would be a motor switch issue. It sounds like the motor switch is sticking/stuck and the only way to correct that would be to replace the motor. You can find the motor for your model here 279827. I hope this helps!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: John from Oxford, OH

Door cable and spring broke.

I looked up my paperwork on the dryer and found out how to remove the proper panel to get to the inside of the door. (I was able to find the manual on the internet also).

I cleaned all the dust while I was inside. The actual repair of the broken parts took about 5 minutes.

Parts received were exactly like the broken ones.

Thanks Parts Select. Saved me $139.00

John

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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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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Barbara from NORTH EASTON, MA

Door would not stay closed - so dryer kept shutting off

Followed Youtube video - quick & easy

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Tammy from glenford, OH

Door catch was cracked

Incredibly simple! You just pop the other plastic catch out with a butter knife and pop the other on in. This is the second time I have done this over the last 4 years or so.

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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: j from TAZEWELL, TN

Dryer would not run because catch did not hold tight enough to press door switch.

removed screws that held the door face to gain access to catch replaced catch reassembled door tried dryer works great!

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

Latch was broke

just followed the video directions, worked perfectly thanks

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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: 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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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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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: 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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