I just tried the washer again. At first I noticed that the 'door locked' light did not come on and the start button was blinking as if it was paused. I opened the door & shut it again and then pushed the start button. It took longer it seemed before it locked but it did show locked and started. So, it would seem to me that I don't need the latch replaced ''yet''. But, perhaps I need to watch it closely. Does that sound logical to you? I'm happy it's working right now. Thank you.