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Door Lock Latch

PartSelect Number PS972231

This part is used on front load washers and includes the interlock switch assembly.

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:

  • Will Not Start.
  • Lid or door won’t close.
  • Lid or door will not open.
  • Will not fill with water.
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Parts Used

  • Door Lock Latch

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJames from Vilonia, AR

Front load washer latch replacement

1. remove the three screws from the top backside of the top panel
2. push the top panel to the rear 1/8 to 1/4 inch
3. lift/rotate top panel from rear to front, set aside.
4. remove the three wire connectors from latch.
5. use #15 Torx to remove the three screws from the latch.
6. remove and replace part using top opening.
7. reverse order to finish.

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Parts Used

  • Door Lock Latch

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSuryakant from Cortlandt Manor, NY

Door lock was in the locked position and door could not close

I bought a new door lock for 132 dollars (item number PS2037196).

Ultimately you have to get to the inside of the machine where the door lock is located in order to see if you will need this door lock that I bought.

DISCONNECT POWER FROM MACHINE.

First take off the top by taking off the 2 screws on the back of the machine.

Second take off the control panel, I believe there are about 5 or 6 screws for that.
(there's also a screw when you open up the detergent compartment on the bottom left- also, a lever must be pushed in order for the compartment to come off- it MUST be taken off).

Third unscrew the top of the front white plate.. there should be a 5 or 6 screws for that.
You don't need to take off the entire front plate.

Finally unscrew 3 screws that hold the door lock in place .. make sure your hands is in the machine- the back of door lock to catch the lock when you're on the last screw.

Gently take out the door lock from the side with the cables attached by holding the white metal door open (it bends).

Try to pull on the bottom of the door lock (its a manual release). If it doesn't release you need to buy a new door lock like I did... if it does release then you don't need a door lock and just reassemble.
(Note: You can also try plugging in the machine and THEN pulling down on the manual release. When I tried this the door lock just vibrated and nothing happened so I bought a new door lock.)

If you have the new door lock continue here:

Take out all 3 cables on the old door lock by pressing on the corresponding clips.

Attach the new door lock with the correct cables. Assemble machine back together.

Thats it.

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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)

CustomerJason from Frost, TX

Quarter was in the water pump

The repair was very simple I also broke the door latch when this happen as well to get the water out of the drum. Both components were very simple to replace and took less than a hour. My order was deliver very promply even a day earlier than I expected. Everything was correct and the price was well below any price I could find in town or on any other web site. I hope I never need anything else for this equipment but if I do this will be my first choice for the parts purchase. Thanks, Jason Frost,Texas

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Parts Used

  • Door Lock Latch

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerGlenn from Las Vegaas, NM

The washer became unbalanced and broke the latch on door

Had to take the entire front of the washer off to replace the door latch.

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Parts Used

  • Door Lock Latch

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTina from petersburg, VA

Door would not lock

Peel rubber gasket from drum; remove 3 screws using phillip head screwdriver; disconnect wiring e plugs; remove door lock. Install in reverse order.

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