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Whirpool dryer model wed9400swo the dryer door pops open

The door pops open all the time before the cloths are dry does anyone know what the issue is?

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This usually occurs when the load is too large, causing the cloths to push the door open. If this is not the case, you should replace the door latch mechanism, which is what keeps the door closed.

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