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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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Most Recent

Question:

Dryer wont power up.Door latch has been hard to close lately.Could my latch be bad?I have the option to switch the way the door opens.Can I trade the latches?

Laura for model number MEDB980BW0
Answer:

Hi Laura, Thank you for the question. The catch can be swapped to the other side yes but it sounds like there could be an issue with the door switch,PartSelect Number PS3653055. If the switching the catch did not fix the issue I recommend replacing the switch. Hope this helps!

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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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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:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: George from SPRING, TX

Dryer door switch inopertative

The video was very good and completely accurate. I pulled the dryer away from the wall, being careful to avoid disconnecting the flexible vent tube. Then I disconnected the electrical cord from the wall socket. Next, I removed the two Phillips screws located beneath the removable lint filter screen. One of the two top front release clips disconnected easily by the use of a small blade screw driver, rather then using the recommended putty knife. The other clip was somewhat more resistant, but finally released and I lifted the top of the dryer back, resting it on the wall cabinet. I then noticed that the two small screws attaching the dryer door switch were actually accessed from the underside, which prevented my accidental dropping of them, and/or the screwdriver into the interior of the dryer, as had been done by one of your previous customers. So, I opened the dryer door and removed the screws. I delayed the disconnection of the wiring connector from the old switch, also preventing the accidental dropping of the switch into the bottom of the dryer when I removed the two attaching screws. I had no difficulty with disconnecting the wiring connector, as was experienced by some of the previous customers. Next, I carefully attached the new switch to the electrical connector, again prior to re-installing the two connector screws, also avoiding the accidental dropping of the new switch into the bottom of the dryer. I had also ordered a replacement Door Latch packet, planning to replace this part when I replaced the door switch. However, when I had originally ordered the new parts I had not noticed the video which is provided showing this procedure. I quickly realized that the female portion of the latch, which is located in the dryer door, was not removable without first removing a couple of screws to allow a partial disassembly of the door to allow for releasing the tangs restraining the socket. Therefore, I decided to replace the door latch later when/if it failed. I then attached the bag containing the replacement latch parts to the inside of the dryer for installation at a later time.

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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: Kenneth from UPPR MARLBORO, MD

Broken dryer door catch

Followed the video instructions which were comprehensive, easily understood, and prefaced with a listing of necessary tools. Completely satisfied with parts and supplementary information.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Wiley from LIVONIA, MI

The door cables broke and latch was warn to the point of being too loose

This model top can be popped off after removing the two screws under the lint filter. Once exposed remove the old cables and feed them through the hole on the front panel. Feed the springs through the ends of the cables and hook the other end into the dryer side panel slots towards the top on each side. Once both cables are fed, feed the opposite ends of the cables into the slots in the dryer door (after popping the white plastic covers out of them first). Put the white covers back into the slots to hold cables into doors. The door catch kit install is pretty obvious.

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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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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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