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Broked plastic catch on dryer door

I'm trying to replace the little plastic catch on my dryer door but it doesn't want to come out. Is there a trick to it?

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  • mrmilo May 03, 2009

    the catch will not pop out, how can I replace this? do I have to take the whole door apart?

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You just have to pry it out but be easy with it / larry

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