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My whirlpool elite washer he4t or he5t door won't latch. How can I fix this?

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You need to determine if the door LATCH is the problem, or the door CATCH. The LATCH is the electronic locking mechanism. The CATCH is the small peg that inserts into the latch when the door is closed. If you determine the catch to be defective, replacment should be self-explanatory. There's just a couple of screws that hold it in place on the inner door facing. If the latch requires replacement. The repair is a little more inlvolved. The following link explains:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575840-replacing_a_door_latch


Replacement parts can be purchased from any of the following web sites:

Replacements parts (if required) can be purchased from any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.

If you have any questions, please post back with your MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.


NOTE: You CANNOT adjust the latch by adjusting the door hinges.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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1. Remove the lower panel under the door by loosening the three screws under the bottom edge on the front of the washer. HINT: If you prop up the front feet of the washer with some small blocks of wood, this will make access to the screws much easier.
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4. At the bottom of the door latch assembly is a small pull tab. This is the manual release for the door. Pull the tab straight down and the door will come open.

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