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I have a Kenmore 500 that shuts off if the load touches the door from the inside or wont start unless I press the door in again after its shut. I'm assuming there is a safety switch the door touches to let it know the status of the door. How can I fix that switch so it stops shutting off when the door is still shut?

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Sounds like the door catch is loose,this is what holds the door shut,when the clothes are spinning they hit the door opening it enough to reset the door switch,there's a metal or plastic tab that goes into the catch,easy to install and part is cheap money

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Sounds like the door switch is loose, you will need to remove the front panel and make sure it is not broken or unseated. remove the screws inside the door and pop open the top corners. Hope this helps tim

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