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Kenmore 90 series gas dryer door will not stay closed

I have replaced the hook/latch that snaps the door closed and it still pops open. help

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    Smell gas when door is opened

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    how to correct the noise problem when opening and closing the dryer door at the latch

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I'm having the same problem, the hook/latch seems to be ok.
However it looks like the light switch that the door press to close is pushing the door out which cause it to open.

Do you still have the problem?
Any advice?

Posted on May 19, 2008

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Try adjusting the door

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