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I think I need to replace the assy, door latch

Any idea what something like this would cost to be replaced by a service? I know that part costs $50 and $75 to come to the house.

Assy, door latch

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Re: I think I need to replace the assy, door latch

The part you are looking for, I believe, is the main door latch which is located at the top center of the door opening - right?. The part number is 893839 and costs $50.05. There is also a smaller door switch which is part number 454909 and costs $9.90. Don't know if you need this switch as well. The parts can be ordered on line at I am not in any way affiliated with the website. I am simply passing on useful information as I have used their service on many occasions and have always been satisfied with their fast shipping and service. In addition, the parts are the same parts used by your major appliance repair companies, but at a lower cost. You will, however, have to pay for shipping. If you wish to pursue this repair yourself, the cost is minimal. If you wish to have an appliance repairman come repair it for you, be prepared to pay an inflated price for the part and a labor charge in the neighborhood of about $100 or higher (the $50-$75 fee you mentioned is called a trip charge and should be INCLUDED as part of the price). In the end, you are probably going to pay about $200 for the repair. Of course, this is a modest estimate and it depends on which company you use. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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