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The door will not latch as the latch is in the locked position but the door is open

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Try first unlocking the door latch with a small screwdriver, unplug power cord before working on the door lock.

If this does not work buy a replacement door lock, or get it replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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