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Door won't latch, interior light stays on, dryer will not start

The door to my Whirlpool Duet Gas dryer won't fully close. It doesn't "click" when you close the door therefore the button for the interior light is not fully depressed and the light stays on. The dryer thinks the door is unlatched and therefore will not operate at all. Nothing seems to be physically blocking the door as it basically closes almost all the way, it just won't latch. Thanks!

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It appears that someone bent the door or the hinge. that is my first guess.

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I had a similar problem with my dryer. It turned out the door open switch was jammed. I couldn't hear it click when I depressed it with my finger. Oddly enough, I gave the door a good slam and it unjammed the switch. Now it is working fine. I dare not slam it again though because it may jam again. Good Luck.

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There is typically a small plastic piece that catches the door and keeps it latched. The door has the male side and the frame of the dryer has the female side.

Either the male part on the door has broken off (or bent) or the the female part on the frame has broken. Replace this part and you'll be back in business. It is typically called a door latch and it comes with both the male and female parts.

Here is a picture
of a typical one.


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