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Many dryers have different door latches. not sure what you have.
Check by the latch function and look for broken plastic catches.
Sometimes if you were rough on the door itself, the hinges bend a bit and now the 'Catch ' doesn't align properly
There has to be some sort of spring on the door latch assembly that keeps the door closed. If broken or no tension the door will not latch and spring open. And when the door springs open, a safety switch shuts the machine off.
If I remember correctly, this unit has too door catches, one on the bottom and other on top. When the door is closed, it can only latch at the bottom and not the top, the door switch is at the top only. Try push the top of the door to assure it is closed completely. This should work to solve this issue.
The catch side, not the latch side, the catch on the frame may have backed off some what. It's not unusual for this to happen over time. Take a peek around the catch and see if there are any adjustment options such as two slots where the mounting screws are, a hex key slot behind it to adjust the reach and so on.With a flash light close the door very slowly and from above as best you can see if the spring fed latch is near enough to the catch. Also try hip checking the handle to try closing it.If then it latches you may have a section of seal gasket that is misplaced or swollen. See, not being there makes this a very difficult call. I've given about the most options I can think of and I hope for you guys that one of them works. Also if your closer latch is similar to the operation of a screen door latch, don't be afraid to pry the latch lightly in the direction towards the catch/latch. Good luck and Thank you, Dana
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.