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It's physically broken. Handle assembly needs to be replaced. My brother complained about having to replace it once a year on his Toyota. He also warned not to buy used replacements because they are always "ready to break." He told me he could see the stress cracks in used handle assemblies.
The parts are available from appliance parts houses. They do sell to the general public. I did one a few months ago. I think the outside door was around $30. It is not a difficult job. Just know that you have to take the entire door apart to do the job. 20-30 minutes.
Unfortunately, the Maytag quiet series models have plastic latch handles that are prone to crack after time.
You should be able to order a replacement handle through a distribtor.
If you can, unlatch/open the door. Using a star screwdriver, unscrew all the screws on the inside of the door frame.
Once all the screws are removed you should be able to separate the inside of the door from the latch assembly.
From there you'll need to squeeze the latch handle together and replace it in. I'll warn you that it feels like you have to squeeze the thing so hard you might break/crack it on your own. It is a hard/tight fit if I remember correctly.
One last thing you may want to do to is check the food grinder in the middle of the washer. Sometimes the cracked pieces of the latch can end up there stuck in the grinder causing it to be louder than it should.
Carefully remove the door from the dryer by removing the screws from the hinges and lie on a flat surface face down. Lay a towel under the door to prevent scratching the door window. Remove the screws from the back of the dryer door and the hinge. The back panel should lift off exposing the screws holding the handle in place.
Searspartsdirect.com has some excellent exploded view diagrams that you can work from as well.
If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
#1,is it all doors or just one?sounds as if you have a bad exterior door handle,they're made of plastic and the ear inside the door that connects to the rod that releases the door will crack or break.you can usually buy a replacement part at your local o'reilly's or some place similar.you will have to remove the inner door panel to change it.