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The door would not shut. We checked all around and nothing was blocking the door from shutting. We determined the latch on the door was not releasing. I forced the door shut. The touchpad works...lights come on but unit will not operate. The release handle on the front just wiggles back and forth without effect. Lowes says it is one of three parts...none returnable. Any thoughts on what part and whether this is something average consumer can self fix? Thanks.

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Hi,
Lowes is right regarding the parts needed.

First check the strike part is ok - that's on the body of the machine not the door.

Unplug the machine.

Remove the front door panel by removing the visible screws on the door.
Check the door catch for broken parts, and order those required before using again,
It is a fairly easy fix once you've identified the part required.

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