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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
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whirlpool gas dryer model 9500 duet steam 2 years old - last

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whirlpool gas dryer model 9500 'duet steam' 2 years old -
last few weeks I have noticed the dryer door opens for no reason while running shutting the dryer off. There are no codes to show the problem symptoms.
Hello, Thank you for using this service, I will be helping you with your problem today. Can you open the door and get us the full model number off the tag ? thanks , Bryan
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Whirlpool Duet Steam


Model # XXXXX




Okay perfect, you need to replace the door catch, its cheap and easy to do. Door Catch 279570 Main Product View you can order this @ theres also a video at that link that shows you how to replace it. you can do this yourself, hope this helps, thanks and best wishes, Bryan
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you Bryan. I had understood that this may be a problem but wasn't sure as the catch seemed to be working fine.


I have ordered the part (2 door catches) and will let you know how it works.


Thank you for your help



your welcome, its very common for the catches to do this, because there are two sometimes they will hold and sometimes not. I'm sure this will fix your issue, thanks, Bryan
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Replaced the part today and it worked good on first try.


I hope it stays that way.


Thank you for your prompt responses and timely help

Thats great to hear, It will be fine, thank you and have a great night ! Bryan