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My HT3 washer door will not lock. The washer will close and click but the door does not lock closed. It will work if you hold the door closed.

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It sounds like your door latch assembly is worn out, or the door gasket is not seated properly. Inspect the rubber gasket around the wash tub opening and make sure it is seated around the door opening properly. If the gasket checks okay, the latch should engage and hold the door shut. If it doesn't, I would recommend replacing it. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587965-door_latch_replacement_fdl_error

A replacement latch can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com or repairclinic.com. Compare the two sites for the best price. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if you require further assistance.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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