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Dryer door won't stay closed

Took dryer door off hinges and then reassembled. The door closes but after a few seconds it pops open and won't stay closed.

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Hi,

shut off the breaker- pull the female receptacle clasp out of the front with flat screwdriver and needle nose and squeeze the back of it gently with pliers, replace, if its busted and you get mad, you can buy a standard padlock and latch and install that, that helps in other ways as well, careful to steer clear and watch the inner wall for wires and clearances if your going to retrofit that.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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