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During a drying cycle, the whirlpool duet dryer door pops open, the indicators are flashing and even if I close and restart the cycle, the door pops open every few minutes.

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This was a concern on some whirlpool and kenmore dryers. The fix was to replace both of the catches (the part on the dryer front panel ) and the latches (the part on the door) as well as a redesigned door gasket. Im sure if you contact Whirlpool customer assistance they would be able to supply you with a part number for the repair kit....

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A fairly common problem! The official instructions are

Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Control knob to the recommended cycle for the type of load being dried. Use the Energy Preferred Automatic Setting (,) to dry most heavyweight and medium weight loads. See "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips."
3. Select a temperature setting on models with a Temp/Fabric selector. The cycle descriptions include temperature setting suggestions.
4. Push the START button.

Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFE
NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when
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2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
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Extracted from
http://www.manualslib.com/manual/511763/Whirlpool-Lte5243dq.html?page=10#manual

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Why does my whirlpool duet dryer door keep popping open? After a few minutes, the top latch of the dryer pops open and the dryer stops. Visual inspection of the dryer yields no issues. The door has...


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Whirlpool duet sport dryer getting an f26 error


DOOR SWITCH ERROR

If the door has not been opened for 3 consecutive cycles or the door switch is open while the door is locked for more than 5 seconds.

Possible Causes/Procedure

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1. Open and close the door.
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If the door is popping open, that is causing the stoppage. There may be a way to adjust it, but I would have the people you bought it from fix it!! Best to have the device (spring/clip) that holds it closed replaced so it will give you longer life.

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