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Washer won't start

My wife broke off the plastic pin that is depressed when you close the washer door. This is the second time in 6 months. It cost $180 to repair in January. The part is the door latch assembly #8182634. I want to repair it my self. How do you take the machine apart? Do I take the screws out from the back and disassemble from there? Please let me know. Thanks Don

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Re: Washer won't start

Don, no... it's all done from the front. Open the door, look at the 6 o'clock position of the rubber seal now feel underneath it. You'll find a spring there. Use needle nose pliers and grasp the spring there, pull and remove the spring. Now peel the boot seal back from the 3 o'clock position, don't take the boot all the way off... just enough to give you access to the lock. Now remove the 3 screws holding the lock in place. Gently pull the lock assy out through the opening. Remove the wiring, discard the broken switch assy, wire up the new one and install it. Make sure to get the boot seal back in place properly and that the spring goes back on just the way it was before you removed it. There ya go! ~30 minute job for your first one... probably less.

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