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How do I reverse the door on my dryer, the latch doesnt line up?

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How do I reverse the door on my Whirlpool Duet WED9270XW dryer?

George, try the following-- hope it helps!

Things You'll Need
  • Torx T25 screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Large towel
    • 1 Remove the four Torx screws holding the door hinge to the dryer. Lift the door up and pull it away from the dryer to remove it. Lay the door face-down on a large towel to protect it. Screw the four Torx screws back into the holes in the dryer.
    • 2 Remove the two Trox screws holding the door strikeplate onto the dryer's door jamb. Remove the strikeplate and install it on the opposite side of the door jamb.
    • 3 Remove the Phillips screws along the inside of the door. Lift the inner door up and remove it from the outer door. Remove the six Phillips screws along the outer window retainer. Rotate the outer window assembly clockwise until the tabs on the window line up with holes on the frame, and lift the outer window retainer up and off of the window's trim ring.
    • 4 Rotate the outer window itself 180 degrees to rotate the handle to the other side. Replace the outer window retainer and rotate it counter-clockwise to lock it into place. Replace the six Phillips screws.
    • 5 Remove the Torx screws holding the hinge and latch plate in place. Reinstall the hinge on the opposite side of the door. Reinstall the latch plate on the opposite side of the hinge. Slide the inner door back into the outer door and replace the Trox screws.
    • 6 Remove the four Torx screws on the hinge slot on the door jamb. Slide the door into the door jamb and replace the screws

Jan 11, 2015 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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How to switch door side on dryer

Not that simple like it is on a modern refrigerator. The electrical wiring is set up for a door safety switch. That switch can probably work either door swing. The door would need to be reversed and holes cut in the dryer for the latch. The old latch would need to sealed up. It is uncertain that the metal on both sides is capable of supporting the door hinge. In any case it seems like a difficult and doomed task.

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Want to switch the side the door opens on my lg dryer

The directions for reversing the door can be found on page 13 and 14, with pictures of the operation. Open the door to reverse. Check the 10 screws that need to be removed (6 on the left, 4 on the right). Remove 4 dummy screws with a screwdriver. Remove the two screws from, and disassemble, the latch. Hold on to the hinge while removing 4 screws from the hinge (to prevent the door from dropping). Remove the door from the cabinet cover. Move the door to the left side and insert a hinge into a hinge hole. Hold on to the hinge while screwing down the hinge (to prevent the door from dropping). Insert the latch to the right side and install the screws. Screw down the 4 dummy screws to the right side. Check that the door closes and latches properly.

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Can I reverse the door on my new Frigidaire Affinity front loader?

Hi, as far as i know you can only reverse the dryer, the wiring for the door latch doesnt allow you to reverse it on this washer.


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Can the door be reversed? ie open from left to right-----hinge on right side If so do you have instructions on how to do it?

Due to the shape of the washer door, and how it seats against the control panel, the door cannot be reversed on the Duet washer. There are no cut outs along the door opening to accommodate the door hinge screws and the door latch on opposite sides. The Duet DRYER, on the other hand, CAN be reversed. This may be an alternative configuration for you. Let me know if you want to know how to reverse the dryer door.

Jun 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Door won't stay closed. Door latch seems loose or intermittently will open enough to stop the dryer.


Dryer doors either have a combined switch, with a mechanical lock, or these two things are separate.
Whichever type you have, your description of the latch being loose is telling.
Part of the latch has either snapped off internally, and if so, it would be the part that was under the most pressure, due to having a spring or sprund element behind it, which should 'snap' the door shut.
If it has not broken, the two (possibly 4) mount screws that mount the latch to the door fascia have come loose
and this is why the mechanism is now unreliable.
These screws are only accessible from the interior, on the reverse side of the latch, next to the drum.
Whilst very easy to tighten, only a qualified electrician or service technician should access high voltage equipment..

Apr 07, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Change the door direction on Kenmore 600 dryer

hi there. this is an easy fix. just take a close look at the hinges and screws on the door. note the size of the screws and the type of screw [usually phillips].

Now look at the other side of the door and the frame and you will see little plastic caps. pry those off. those are the screw holes to allow you to reverse the door.

now just unscrew the door and the latch and reverse everything... enjoy.

Sep 09, 2009 | Dryers

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Kenmore elite washer and dryer

The door can be reversed on the dryer but not the washer.
To reverse the washer, the door latch and wiring harness would have to be relocated, which is not practical from a manufacturing standpoint.
Post back if you have any questions.

Nov 10, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Reverse Door

You can't reverse the washer door, only the dryer door.
They don't make the washers reversible because the door latch and wiring harness would have to be relocated to the other side. It just isn't practical from a manufacturing standpoint.
Sorry, Mike

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Zanussi ZDC67550 Dryer, door swing change?

just reversed the doors in 15-20 mins. It worked for me. You do need to be a competent DIYer to do this.
If in doubt, do now't. Get in an engineer

Disconnect from mains (obviously)
Remove top using 7mm nut driver/spanner
Remove 2 cross-head screws holding the door - Door will come away from dryer.
Remove 2 cross-head screws holding the white top and bottom blanking plates
pull out the switch blanking plate
Locate the PINK wires connecting the switch/latch mechanism inside the dryer at the top. This will be taped to a blue wire.
Unscrew the 2 smaller cross-head screws holding the latch/switch assembly whilst holding the pink wire to stop the mechanism dropping inside the dryer.
Pull up the latch mechanism and unravel the black tape holding it to the blue wire.
Drop the latch assembly down the lefthand side of the dryer and refit using the 2 small cross-head screws.
Retape to the blue wier and feed the PINK wires through the plastic retainers.
Fit the white blanking plates to the RIGHT handside of the door opening.
Swap the hinges and the switch latch on the door (don't lose the spring !!!, refitting the hinge blanking plates(ease these out with a small flathead screwdriver covered witha bit of insulating tape to avoid damage.)
Fit the door using the 2 cross-head screws you have left
Refit the top.

Connect to the mains and switch on to the sound of £80 you have just saved yourself !!

Electricity kills Be careful

Oct 03, 2007 | Whirlpool GEW9250P Electric Dryer

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