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Tighten door at hinge and fix latch to hold door shut.

Frigidaire Infinity Dryer door seems loose and will not stay shut. But, there's no way to tighten the hinge. The door can be moved slightly up and down to the point you have to raise it up to push the part that is supposed to latch it shut ... but it won't hold. Is there a way to fix this?

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Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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I took the door all apart and found that there was a bolt that had wiggled loose from the hinge. I tightened it up, & it works just fine now.

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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