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Well, I have to add, the new Maytags are a pale shadow of their former selves. UPDATE re my own washer: I just cannot believe the evil iniquity of Fridgeaire/GE. The door latch, which I am now 90% sure is the culprit, is buried in the bowels of the washer so as to be practically speaking inaccessible. Retroactively, it occurred to me I should have just cut an "access panel" in the side of the damn washer -- but that was after a two hour dismantling job of the front panel etc in order to be able to remove the door latch. But it gets worse -- the part (#131269400) is generally referred to "replacement part 131888900" which on the face of it saves you about $50. BUT (and it's a big but) it REQUIRES you to also replace one of the counterweights (!) which weighs 16 lbs (nice for the shippers, eh?) Having read a couple of Brit posts about trying to replace the counterweight and then finding that the wiring harness to the "replacement" doesn't exactly match up with the original to begin with, has convinced me to stay with the original part -- which I think I've located at Partselect -- but yes, costing abt $50 more than the "replacement part." NEVER AGAIN -- when this washer finally bites the dust (and it will soon, as I found in dismantling it many cracked plastic pieces) I am never buying a damn GE/Fridgeaire product again. Any suggestions for the future buy are welcome.

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  • info810 Dec 31, 2008

    We have the EXACT same problem. Were you successful in locating the original, old style latch? If so, please tell us where you got it.
    Thank you for any help!!!!



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I have a frigidaire front load washer and am experiencing the same problem. The striker has been replaced and the problem is not resolved. I am hesitant to replace the door latch, as this wiring seems not to work. I contacted Frididaire and they gave me part number 131269400 but all parts suppliers seem to only have the new one 131888900. Do you suggest I not replace it?

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