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When I was fixing the door switch for my Kenmore front load washer this spring fell out. Where does it go?

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I've seen that door lock assemble before and I normally just replace it. But good job on your end to give it a go. That door lock has a coil that when energized it closes on the door strike. When its de-energized, that springs assist to open the lock. I can say exactly where it fits, but look for a spot between the red part on inside. Good Luck

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