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Frigidaire clothes washer model #FWT445GES1. The door wont stay shut, it pops open. The unit wont turn on even when I hold the door shut

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I was having this problem. I thought the door catch was damaged but looked it up online and saw that it was intact. I was just about to call the repairman when I took another look and found that the rubber seal around the door was not properly seated. Duh! Almost cost me $100+ and lots of humiliation.

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Inspect the door catch for breakage. If door catch OK, the door lock assembly may have failed.

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