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Door will not stay shut

Dryer door will not latch closed. Dryer still runs but am having to prop something up against it to keep it from opening.

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There has to be some sort of spring on the door latch assembly that keeps the door closed. If broken or no tension the door will not latch and spring open. And when the door springs open, a safety switch shuts the machine off.

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Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Electrical tape
* Wooden dowel
* String

1. Place a strip of electrical tape over the latch of the dryer. If your dryer loads from the front, simply locate the latch and place a strip of electrical tape over it. This will stop the door from "catching."
2. Put a wooden dowel on the base of your top loading dryer and prop open the top, the same way you open the hood of your car. This will keep the dryer door open quite easily.
3. Tie a piece of string to the knob on the dryer door. Then tie the other end of the string to something else sturdy in your laundry room. Make sure the string is taut. This will also keep your dryer door open.

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If this specific dryer has the door that opens forward (top to bottom as opposed to left to right, etc...) the common problem is that downward pressure on the door has bent it slightly. This happened on mine when one of my daughters would lean on the door while loading and/or unloading the dryer. If this is the case, then the door may pop open while running even though the latch looks good.

The best way to tell is just let the door rest naturally in the closed position. If it does not rest all the way closed, then the lower portion of the door & frame has been slightly bent as indicated above.

The door & frame has to be slightly bent/forced back out at the bottom. This can be accomplished with a large screwdriver or something similar such as a paint mixing paddle or basically anything that will fit between the bottom of the door (from the inside) and the dryer frame. Very slowly close the door with the paint paddle or large screw driver in place (again on the inside...not from the outside of the door). The goal is to just barely force the bottom of the door framing back out without warping it grossly.

Just take your time and be as gentle as possible & make small adjustments until the door will remain closed and latched.

The latch is really only required to keep the door secure while clothes are beating against the door interior. Proper alignment actually keeps the door closed.

Let me know if this helps.

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Inspect the door and when you open it, does the latch hold the door closed? If not the dryer door / latch may need to be replaced.
But check the door as it opens... the door hinges may have been damaged, causing the door to not close properly and the latch may not be damaged, only the hinges.
Good Luck!

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Go to www.appliancepartspros.com do a search using the model number and you will find the schematics for the dryer. Look for the cabinet parts diagram and locate the latch assembly. Look for the door latch and the door catch both parts will probably cost less than $10. There may be some minor disassembly required but not a big ordeal.

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Check the latch mechanism on the door. There is a piece of the latch that closes around the clasp on the door frame. sometimes this closes when the door is open and you can't shut the door. Take a screw driver and flip this latch piece open and close the door.

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If you are drying very large loads the door could be popping open from weight against it, not the most likely source of problem. Most likely latch is getting worn out and needs replaced.

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Open the door, and look closely at any little plastic latches to see if a small part hasn't busted off.

They usually have plastic prongs that tell a small switch inside the hole it goes into, that the door is shut. It's a toughie.

I'd google around for it. Use the talking marks " ". Like google something like "Ultima 1000" space "door won't close" or 'dryer' 'door won't close'.

That will bring up dozens of other people who've asked questions to OTHER sites.

Tried holding it shut? DOes it work when you stand there? You could tape it with gaffer tape.

Methinks, its a latch problem, something's busted off.

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