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Door wont close

I found advise you gave to another as how to manually release the door lock. My problem is that we can not close the door and since we had to just pull the door open without manually releasing it (i hadn't found this place yet) we are now trying to close it and it won't close.
There seems to be some type of black tab in the middle of the latch on tub that looks like it is in the way. Can you help before I call the repairman and spend at least 150.00 on this?? Thanks! cherie

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  • bcrstanley May 28, 2008

    Thanks, part has been ordered but it will take 2 weeks to receive--my husband will TRY to fix it. I'll be sitting there reading step by step. I might be back on asking for advice again. Thanks so much, Cherie

  • bcrstanley Jun 06, 2008

    Thanks, it worked!!! This will now be my new favorite site when I encounter problems. Thanks so much for the help jsrock516!

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I just posted a solution for you on your previous post. I understand that your door will not close. The door latch has probably been damaged. You can try locating the manual release on the door latch assembly and pulling it to see if it resets the latch. Follow this link to see how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r622155-kenmore_elite_whirlpool_duet_door_jammed

If it doesn't reset, you will need to replace it. Use the link I provided to you previously for the instructions on replacing the door latch. A replacement latch costs approx. $43 and can be repaired by YOU. It's not a difficult repair job at all. You can save quite a bit if you read the instructions I have posted and do this yourself. Don't get discouraged, if you need help I can guide you.

Posted on May 25, 2008

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    Jeff Rockwell May 28, 2008

    Do Not hesitate to contact me if you have any problems, or additional questions. For a quicker response, you can go to my profile and use the "ASK ME" feature. Good luck and let me know how everything goes.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 28, 2008

    Just in case you no longer have the instructions on how to replace the door latch, I'm reposting the link here:



    http://www.fixya.com/support/r587965-doo...

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