Will not start
That sounds like your door latch. In the door frame where the door is secured, you should see 2 black pieces in your door frame. The bottom one (square in shape) receives the pin sticking out from the door. The upper one (round in shape) should have a pin sticking out of it from the machine. This is the machines way of detecting wether or not the door is still open. If the pin gets broken off, the machine will not run. It is easy to get snagged when putting in or pulling out laundry. I have had customers who have simply found something to super glue back on so it functions like the missing pin again, however I don't recomend bypassing this as it is one of two systems that keep the machine from flooding your house if the door doesn't stay closed. Bluntly, if you can't jury rig it right, just replace it.
As far as replacement, remove the 3 #20 torx screws holding it in. Remove the clamp around the front grey rubber seal. (pring it off with a small, flat head screw driver works well. Pull around the edges and the seal will come off. Reach to the right hand side and you will feel your latch. Lift slightly up on it (there are 2 clips it sits in, then pull slightly toward you. There are 3 connectors that have to be removed (don't worry about the order, they all only fit back in 1 way). Push on the tabs that are holding them in to remove them. Replace the latch assembly with one you have purchased from the manufacture on line or from a local appliance parts store. (you will need the model number of your washer located in the door frame for this at either place). Now place the 3 connectors back in. Put the assembly back into the tabs inside. Re-attach the torx screws. There is a gap in the grey rubber seal that the metal lip of the washer sits in. Re-seat it. Now place your small flat head screw driver in one of the holes next to the spring on your clamp. Again, there is a gap on the seal it fits it to keep it tight. Work it back in keeping 1 hand on the screw driver and moving a round object (screw driver handle) around the edge of the clamp until it is seated all of the way around. You should be all set.
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Jul 24, 2008 |
Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer