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Your door catch is broken, it very cheap to fix.

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Whirlpool dryer door pops open.

It appears the your door is not aligned like is supposed to due to the weight you put on when leaned on. You now need to do some twisting and turning to bring the door alignment back to normal . When you do this process don't over do it or it may break. If is not possible you may need to replace the complete door or just the door hinge. Good luck

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The dryer door always pops open stopping the dryer... how do I make it stay shut so the clothes will get dry without having to close the door every other minute?

Try putting less of a load in dryer. The weight of the clothes riding against the door, may be the reason why it pops open.

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it sounds like your door switch is stuck. you can replace it yourself. first, shut off the breaker. second, wrap a putty knife with masking tape to prevent scratching up the dryer. then, use it to pop open the plastic catch on each front corner. take your time and look inside the small gap with a flashlight to help figure it out. after you have the top of the dryer safely tilted back, look for 2 wires running to the door. they will plug into a switch that is flipped when you close the door completely. you know what i mean, it probably used to click when you shut the door. unplug these wires from either side of the switch. remove the switch and replace it. hook up your wires. close the top and you should be good to go. good luck

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I have front loader dryer and the door is popping

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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Everthing works fine except the door pops open and dryer shuts off early.its like the dryer is is saying its done when its not

It sounds like a weak or bad door latch. When objects inside the dryer strike the door it may be causing the door to pop open as you describe.

Check the latch pin (the part on the door) and see if it's bent or compressed. If so you may be able to open the prongs with a small screwdriver, but be careful. Also check the companion catch on the dryer and see if there is any damage and that both halves are still there.

Failing all of this, replace the latch assembly.

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Dryer stays on for 3 secs and turns off; sometimes won't turn on at all.

sometimes the movement will cause the door to open, thus shutting off the dryer. Does the door shut tight when you close it? there is a little clip that if broken, the door will pop open easily. After it shuts off is it easy to start again?

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cutiepie, I've seen this many times on these dryers. You need to replace the door hinge. Not really a hard job to do. Post a model number (inside door) and we'll get you a part back.

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