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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:
  • 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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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: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Dan from Lockport, LA

The latch on my dryer door wasn't working. I was having to shove a towel in the door to get it to stay shut until I was able to repair it.

All I had to do was get the model number off of the dryer and plug that information in online and within a couple of days the part arrived. It was great! There were directions that came with the part that explained how to replace the old latch with the new one.

I remember in the "olden days" when I would of had to call a repair guy out and paid a lot more than the $12.00 I did to replace the part myself. And, the only reason it was $12.00 dollars instead of $5-6 was because I had it shipped overnight.

Awesome!

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

The male part of the door catch was broken

Simply installed the piece and I was done. Took 10 seconds.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Amy from Cumberland, RI

Dryer door wouldn't shut

The door catch kit is soo easy. They give you instructions on which one to use depending on your dryer and it fit perfectly into the door. This was great especially since it was so inexpensive! My husband thought we would have to replace the door.

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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: Gerald from Thompsonville, MI

The dryer door catch wouldn't hold the door closed

I ordered the door catch kit on a Wednesday at it arrived Saturday AM. It took less than 1 minute to pry out the old catch with a flat screwdriver and pop in the new one!

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
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Customer: Megan from Kettering, OH

Dryer door wouldn't shut

My husband is the one who fixed the door. He said he just popped it into place and was done in just a couple of seconds! The best part though was the quick service we received. . . I ordered the part around 10:30 in the morning, and it was at my front door by 5pm the next day!!! What great service!!!! We will definitely do business again with partselect. Com if we ever need more parts.

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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: Susan from Laingsburg, MI

Door wouldn't fasten shut

Popped the latch out and popped a new one in.

The real story here is that there was an ANSWER and a SOLUTION, to what was a GREAT
annoyance. If I wouldn't have found a part, I may have run off and bought a new dryer, when I really didn't need to, or paid A LOT of money for a repair man to come out. THANK YOU for your service. You made my life easier.

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

Broken dryer door latch.

Fantastic site and service !!! Using your site, I i'd my needed part in about 10 minutes. I received my Whirlpool dryer door latch part from you in less than 12 hours. Per your internet site instructions, I replaced the part in a few seconds (just popped it into the slot) and my wife had a working dryer for her Sunday wash. I would have been out $55 and 4 to 7 days waiting for a service call if I had used my home warranty service contractor. Using your service, the part(s) and shipping were just over $12.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: margery from Lake Spivey, GA

The door catch was broken and I was using duct tape to close the dryer!!

This was a classic easy repair and I am sure saved us bundles on a service call.

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