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Need to replace door locking mechanics. Door came open during a out of balance load. Now can not get the door to shut. Believe it is the mechanical door locking part. How do I get the front of machine off to access the part.

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  • rthatcher266 Oct 05, 2010

    This should do the trick, thanks for the help....

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Hi.

Here approximate repair procedure.

Disconnect power cord or trip circuit breaker.
Undo the two srews at the back of the machine to release the top cover.
Remove the top cover, ensure that you do not hurt yourself with metal parts.
Reach the door latch and undo the two screws holding the door latch.
Reach the latch with you hand , disconnect wiring harness and remove the latch.
Do operations in reverse order

To get part and diagrams click here and enter the full model number as printed in the service tag.

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Ginko.

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