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My Whirlpool dryer door will not stay closed. It pops open.

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My Whirlpool dryer door will not stay closed. It pops open. Nothing is blocking it. What could the problem be?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.


This is a kenmore Dryer


Or a Whirlpoo On the door do you see a small plastic piece tiicking out

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
definetly a whirlpool. small black tab on the fron that controls the light and if i push and hold this tab in and turn the dryer on it will run with the door open
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

If you asked the question about the door not staying closed

Thats one question

Theother problem is anotherproblem

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
my problem is the door wont stay closed
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.


This is what you need right here .

The part thats in the door is broken

Replace the door catch

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is this part something i should be able to install myself or will i have to have a service call?
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.
All you have to do is pop it out and insert the new one
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