Question about Whirlpool Dryers
The problem is probably attributed to a worn door strike and catch assemblies. This can happen through normal wear and tear and is fairly simple and inexpensive to repair. If the dryer still runs and heats, but you are having problems getting the door to stay closed properly, replace the catch and strike. These parts are sold as a kit. The part number is 279570 and usually costs $5 or less. Replacements parts can be purchased at any of the following websites:
All these sites are reputable, offer great service and have competitive prices, so shop and compare. The first three sites on the list also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying any parts you may need. The catch and strike assemblies are listed as items 30 and 33 under the "Cabinet Parts" listing.
If you need further assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
Posted on Oct 06, 2010
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