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I have front loader dryer and the door is popping

I have front loader dryer and the door is popping open, won't stay shut

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Buy door latch kit from parts supplier. Comes with male and female parts of latch. Replace female part first and see if problem correct. Replace male if necessary. Don't worry if parts break off and fall inside while removing old pieces.

Kit is very inexpensive. If after replacing both parts your door still pops open check to make sure door is not sprung. To do this place a known straight edge across center of door from left to right and be sure there are no gaps between door panel and straight edge. If no gaps, replace hinges. They are likely bent.

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