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Washer door gets stuck and wont open after washing. Have to pry the door open. Eco Cycle Model # 417 43142200. I believe the latch is not releasing the door.

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You have to replace the door lock and switch assembly which is part number 131763202. Your machine is made by Frigidaire so check out the procedure here.

Replacing the Door Lock and Switch Assembly on a Frigidaire/Frigidaire-made Front-Load Washing Machine

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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