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Bad wax motor in door lock assy. Where I can buy just wax motor?

Have a Frig. front load washer M# ATFB6000ES0. Sets code E47 (Thinks door not locked) Wax Motor checked open first time. Removed, opened, reassembled, checked again @ 1587 ohms. Later at 1890 ohms. (Should read approx. 1500 ohms) Suspect heater in motor flaky. Also, output driver chip on main control board that energizes heater reads a high resistance short. (225k ohms) Should be infinite resistance across common and out pins. I have a sourse for replacement chips to fix main control board but hate to buy whole door lock assembly if Wax Motor is available somewhere. This machine is only 2&half years old!

Do you know where I can buy just the wax motor??

Thanks, Bob

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From what I found it looks like if you want new, you'll have to purchase a whole door latch assembly. BUT ebay is a wonder and I got mine for $28 bucks. Otherwise you'll have to salvage and hope that the part is in good condition.

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TRY WWW.MARCONE.COM OR WWW.SEARS.COM UNDER PARTS. IT WILL GIVE YOU AN EXPLODED VIEW OF THE LATCH.

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Unplug the machine then remove the spring-loaded wire loop that holds in place the front of the bellows over the lip of the door opening in the front panel.
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Using needle nose pliers, start where the spring and wire are connected at the bottom of the bellows and pull the wire out of the groove of the bellows then pull the bellows off of the lip of the front panel.
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