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Broken latch on dryer door

The latch on my dryer door does not catch completely, and the door does not close all the way. Heat is leaking out through the door, requiring two cycles to dry one load. Please help

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Buy new latch and striker. cheap.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • marty metzger Jan 17, 2009

    buy new latch and striker. should be cheap and easy

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