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GE front load washer WSXH208v1ww door latch

The plastic door latch that is fixed to the inside of the front door is broken and it will not keep the door latched once the wash cycle has started. It looks like a fairly simple and small plastic part held on with (2) small screws. I went to a GE website and tried to locate the part from a schematic but can only find the "door latch assembly" for $187.00. Does anyone know how I can find this part?

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  • cfairle Mar 27, 2009

    Plastic piece that is held to door with 2 screws and in turn keeps door closed during operations is broken. It appears you can't just buy the $0.25 plastic piece, you have to buy the whole assembly for ~ $160.

    Are there "junk yards" for these machines anywhere?

  • Debby Gustavson Dec 28, 2012

    We found it for $99.00 online at



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Unfortunately, the "door latch assembly" is what you would need. It comes with a new concrete front tub counter weight which is redesigned to not be able to contact the door latch switch on out of balance spins. It is also a lot of work to replace. (you can not get just the little plastic part) Please don't rate this solution, as anything but a Fix-Ya lowers my score, and I know you don't want to shoot the messenger.

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  • Shane Apr 27, 2013

    That is actually incorrect information. The latch can be purchased separately. My latch broke and I was able to order directly from GE Appliance Parts. The latch assembly is expense and if the interior of the lock mechanisim is not broken it would be foolish to purchase the full assembly. However, the individual piece was still $45 dollars (overpriced for a small piece of plastic that easily breaks)!


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When we went to push the start button on our front loader, it beeped twice, & would not start. We tried everything every blog told us to do, except the door latch. We thought it was ok, because it did latch.... hired a serviceman for $75.00 to come out & tell us it was the door latch system Part # WH10X10006 a GE Part. online price at for $99.99.. we're going thru searsParts direct..they offer more discounts!!!

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My latch is not broken it just will not register that the door is locked

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I don't know how your latch (schematic part # 214) was broken. Mine was broken in 2 places. Picture the latch screwed into the door and the breaks were horizontal through the "base" above and below the top most part of the the 2 protrusions that latch the door. I was able to cut out a piece of thin sheet metal and then "gorilla" glue the 3 pieces to the sheet metal backer and get it to work again. It worked for a couple of weeks and then yesterday one of the pieces came off again and I had to re-glue. I don't think I got a good bond between the galvanized sheet metal and the plastic back. Still looking for a better solution that doesn't involve paying $200.

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