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GE GSD5130 locking mechanism broke. Any suggestions for a fix from someone not very mechanical (with it being the holidays). I can't get the latch to budge. Thanks.

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Thanks for using FixYa. It seems that you interrupted the self clean cycle in between or you ran the self cleaning cycle after a long time, as these kind of issues are usually caused due to these reasons. The issue is with the latch assembly going bad and should be replaced. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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Hi, normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.
If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.
The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the manual) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

The best place to order GE parts is Tritronics.

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