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Door latch doesn't catch

Have to slam the door several times before it catches

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You need to have the latch mechanism replaced or the washer will not run. this is a common wear out part.


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Posted on Dec 07, 2008

  • tamrmikea Jul 03, 2011

    On my machine I bent the bracket behind the latch by pulling to toward you. Now my machine snaps in every time.

  • clemson74
    clemson74 Apr 13, 2013

    This may not be appicable to your model. My model MAH5500BWW has a plastic support brcket that canunot be bent forward. See my alternate solution below. It may just need lubricating.

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