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Door Lock I started a load last night, this morning the washer door was unlocked the clothes were wet with standing water 2 inches below the door line. when I press start with the door shut the latch will not engage. I can here it click but will not stay locked. Model Number # MAH5500BWW

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On your model all wax motor door latch's have to be replaced,go to repair clinic .com and you can order the part or go to ebay,and put in maytag neptune mah5500bww wax motor and it will come up and the guy selling the motors has pictures on how to install,let me know-mike

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