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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: Carl from Port Arthur, TX

Door would not latch closed when shut

Reviewed the video showing how to remove the bad-order part and install the new part. No problem. Installing the new part was exactly what was shown in the video on the web page.

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Parts Used:
  • Door Catch Kit
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: Joseph from Margate, FL

The dryer door kept popping open while in use.

I googled the problem, then came across a site where somebody had experienced the same problem, and they changed the door catches to resolve it. I did a search for Whirlpool parts and found "partselect.com". I followed the instructions on the website and located the parts very easily and also discovered that there was a video on how to make this repair. We were tolerating this problem for quite some time and now the problem is resolved, 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:
Customer: William from Alpharetta, GA

Part of the dryer door latch fell out and was lost. Needed to replace it.

When I ordered the part, I viewed the installation video. That was a key step for me. It told me how to identify the correct part (there are multiple latch pieces in the repair kit, and one of them matches the type of door for the dryer), and how to disassemble the door to get the part installed. When the part came and I installed it, it turned out that I could snap the part in by hand, with no tools. It took about 5 seconds to try it, and it worked.

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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: juan from los angeles, CA

Broken door catch. Door wont close properly

i watched the video from Part Select. did exactly as seen and presto it was easily done. never could've done it without Part Select.

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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: David from Kohler, WI

Plastic door latch was cracked.

I removed the plastic latch using a screw driver to pry it out. I had to use pliers to completely remove it. Then I snapped the new piece in. It worked perfectly the first time. Very easy repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Karen from Millington, MI

Clothes were taking to long to dry.

First I removed the nuts from to get the back of the dryer off (I think there were 8 or so). Then I removed the cycling thermostat (careful to watch were the wires were), I ten installed the new one. I then did the same with the thermal cut-off and the heating element. The door catch kit wasn't what I needed so I didn't install it.
If I would have known it was going to be so easy I would have done this repair months ago!!!

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

Dryer door would not close

Super easy repair. Funny to think I almost called to have it serviced before I found the Door Catch Kit. The original catch had actually fell into the door so when I got the new part it simply snapped in no tools needed!

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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: Noreen from Fairfax, VA

Door wouldn"t close tightly

removed the broken part and replaced with 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
Tools: Pliers
Customer: KRISTIN from DENVER, CO

Dryer door wouldn't stay latched shut during cycle

In a matter of moments the dryer that I had grown to despise was back on my good list! I took a pair of pliers and removed the old parts, then inserted the new catch kit. I only about 5 minutes to do AND I love my dryer again!

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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: sally from Houston, TX

Latch not working on kenmore dryer

The latch for my Kenmore dryer was only $10 with shipping and just what I
needed. No instructions included, so I googled installation and it was fixed
in less than 3 minutes... YEAH... I am happy!

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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: Dennis from Perkasie, PA

Replace the latch

take the old latch out and pop the new one in. Your repair kit worked perfect.

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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: P from Melbourne Beach, FL

Door latch broken

Repair was straight forward with only two screws to undo. Popped the two sides in and I was done. What was amazing was the lowest cost on parts and the timely delivery.

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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: Richard from Millinocket, ME

Door would not latch

I pulled the old latch out of the catch and installed a new one. It just popped into place. The job could not have been easier.

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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: Michelle from Colby, KS

My dryer door would not stay shut.

I removed the old door catch by using a screwdriver to pry it out, then I popped the new door catch in its place and it snapped right in. It took less than 5 minutes to do the whole job.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Doug from Cartersville, GA

Dryer switch and catch were broken

I watched the videos that were provided by Part Select and fixed both items very easily and quickly

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