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Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Door Catch Kit
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Door Catch Kit 279570

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PartSelect Number PS334230
Manufacturer Part Number 279570
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Door Catch Kit Specifications

This part replaces your appliances latch (Door Latch Kit, Door Catch, Dryer Door Latch Kit). On your appliance you will find both a strike and a catch. The strike is mounted on the body of the dryer, while the catch is mounted on the dryer door. These two parts work together to keep your dryer door closed. The catch holds the door strike to keep the door closed during the drying cycle. If the door does not latch closed, you won’t be able to start a drying cycle. If this part is malfunctioning, you may not be able to open or close your door. In some instances, it may seem like your door is closing, but if it is not latching properly you won’t be able to start your drying cycle. You should replace this part as soon as it’s malfunctioning. Your dryer may run even though the latch is malfunctioning, but it is unsafe if the dryer continues to run while the door is open. This replacement part features 1 door latch kit which includes 2 strikes, 3 catches, and a set of instructions. This model is constructed of plastic and metal, and comes in white/silver.
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Difficulty: Easy | Tools Required: Screw drivers,Pliers
Repair Tip: Each of the door catches included have a different tension. Make sure to 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

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Door Catch Kit

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Door Catch Kit
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Door won’t close | Door Pops Open | Lid or door won’t close
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Dishwasher, Laundry Accessories.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper.
Part# 279570 replaces these:
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Door springs and cables were broke, and the door catch was broke.
Removed screws by lint trap, used putty knife to pry top of dryer apart, use nut driver for two bolts that hold the front panel of dryer on, replaced parts, put it back together.
Other Parts Used:
Single Door Spring Door Cable Door Catch Kit
  • Terry from ONAMIA, MN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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Original timer knob broke and dryer door would not close
Timer knob.....took new knob out of protective shipping bag and installed it on the existing timer stem. It took less than one minute.

Door catch kit......removed original female latch part from dryer door and installed new one by pushing it in the hole left by the original part.
Other Parts Used:
Timer Knob Door Catch Kit
  • Gary from ONEKAMA, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Dryer won't start
Started by using the parts select troubleshooting guide. Didn't think that the drive belt could possibly be broken as the dryer wouldn't start. The non turning drum caused the "thermistor" to blow.

This repair looks intimidating but really is very easy.

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Other Parts Used:
Thermostat, Internal-Bias Drive Belt Door Catch Kit
  • Dan from VANCOUVER, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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door would stay closed
just replaced parys
  • william from KILLEEN, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Loud banging coming from drum area.
I watched a U Tube video about banging sound from dryer. Once I recognized the problem, lifted the top, removed 2 screws holding the front, removed the drum, and bingo. Saw the worn out drum roller. Ordered the replacement parts from "PartSelect" on line (Great Company). Was in no hurry, so I chose regular mail delivery. 4 days later, got the correct replacement parts, put the dryer back together, and now, the dryer is quieter then when I bought it new, a thousand years ago. I will never again be afraid to tackle an appliance issue. THANK YOU !!!
Other Parts Used:
Rear Drum Support Roller Kit Door Catch Kit
  • Larry from S ROCKWOOD, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Door keeps opening while operating
Removed old catch and strike with screwdriver and needle nose pliers. Installed new parts. My old catch did not have comparible numbers so I just used the yellow one. Worked fine.
  • Carmine from MASSAPEQUA PK, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Dryer door latch broke and door wouldn’t stay shut.
Jimmied out the latch using two screw drivers to get under the edges. Pushed the new piece in. Voila! Took 2 minutes for what my repair man told me would cost about $200 to fix. Unbelievable!!( I first watched some YouTube videos to get the idea )
  • Susan from WARREN, NJ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer door wouldn't catch and stay shut
I take the screws out of the door, I removed the catch from behind inside the dryer door, I slid the new catch in the door and snapped it in place. After getting a new catch in the door I put the door back together and put the screws in. Easy repair
  • Melody from TEXARKANA, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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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.
  • Kenneth from UPPR MARLBORO, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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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.
Other Parts Used:
Single Door Spring Door Cable Door Catch Kit
  • Wiley from LIVONIA, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Joanne
July 20, 2017
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
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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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Eric
January 27, 2018
My latch kit did not come with instructions on which catch to use on my dryer, 025, 022, or 020? Please send the instructions that indicate which one to use as the video indicates.
For model number LE5800XSN
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Hello Eric, Thanks for your question. Number 020 is the yellow catch. Number 022 is the blue catch. Number 025 is the green catch. If the catch you are replacing has an 18 on it or if it is silver, use the 020 yellow catch. If nothing matches check if your dryer has one catch, and make sure it is not a 27" Wide Laundry Center or a Commercial Stacked Pair and if that is true, use the 020 yellow catch. If it is either of those types of machines, use the 025 green catch. If your dryer has two catches, use the 022 blue catch on the top and the 020 yellow catch on the bottom. I hope this helps.

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Jeanie
July 20, 2017
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?
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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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Erin
December 26, 2017
My dryer will not start when i push the start button. I have already replaced the door switch, but that did not fix the problem. Here is what's happening; when i have the dryer set to start and close the door, the dryer makes a soft whirring/clicking sound. When i push the start button, there is a loud click, the whirring stops, but the dryer does not start. Do these symptoms give any indication of which part might be faulty?
For model number GEQ8811LL0
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Hi Erin, Thank you for your question. There are a couple of other parts that you would check to see if they are working correctly. The first part I would actually suggest testing is your start switch. You may also want to test your thermal fuse as well. You can test both parts with a multi meter to see what the continuity is on them. If both of those parts are fine you might go on to test your thermostats and your element as well. If those parts are fine then it may be your timer that is the issue. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Gerald
November 29, 2017
I have to slam the door to stay shut or it pops out and the drying cycle stops. When I took the door apart there was a loose spring rolling around inside the door. Do you have any idea where that may have come from? I think someone may have put too much weight on the door and forced it past the normal stop position. I will order the latch anyway but I am wondering if anything else could be wrong? In addition, the light burned out. Does it require the exact replacement bulb?
For model number WED5300VW0
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Hello Gerald, Thanks for your question. The door catch kit would be the most likely solution for your problem based on your description. As for the bulb, we are only showing one bulb that is compatible with your machine based on the manufacturer's part list. I hope this helps.

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Laura
October 2, 2017
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?
For model number MEDB980BW0
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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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Morgan
July 31, 2019
I received the kit, but there are no instructions. The dryer i have is a Kenmore model 11069902890, and i believe the door catch/strike set part number is 236876. Which catch part does that correspond to?
For model number 11069902890
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Hi Morgan, thank you for your question. These would be the instructions from the manufacturer: This kit contains (2) door strikes and various door catches. Some dryers may use more than (1) catch. Note numbers stamped on the catches and/or color of the spring steel, 20 (yellow), 22 (blue) or 25 (green). Match the number and/or color, of the catch being replaced with the catch supplied in the kit. If the catch you’re replacing has an 18 stamped on it or is silver in color, use the catch stamped with 20 (yellow) for replacement. The (2) door strikes contained in the kit are the same. Please replace the door strike(s) with the appropriate number of door catches being used for this repair. If you cannot match the number on the catches, match the catch(es) by the following: 1. If your dryer has one catch and is not a 27” Wide Laundry Center or Commercial Stacked Pair, use the catch stamped with 20 (yellow) for replacement. If it is a 27” Laundry Center or Commercial Stacked Pair, use the catch stamped with 25 (green) for replacement. 2. If your dryer has 2 catches, use the catch stamped with 22 (blue) on the top and the catch stamped 20 (yellow) on the bottom. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Warren
October 29, 2017
Everything work but it will not come on
For model number Wed9050xw1
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Hi Warren, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the thermal fuse, the door catch and strike, the internal bias thermostat, the drive belt, the idler pulley and the drive motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Peggy
November 7, 2017
The latch on my Whirlpool dryer: For the door to close, we have to keep moving the latch back and forth. If i need a model # replace this, where do i find the model number?
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Hi Peggy, Thank you for your question. Here is a link that will help you find your model number: https://www.partselect.com/Model-Number-Locator+5+repair.htm . Good luck with your repair.

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Pius
July 20, 2017
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?
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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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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS334230
Manufacturer Part Number: 279570
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