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Door lock engaged with door open so now door won't close correctly

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Door lock engaged with door open so now door won't close correctly
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.
Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! Please know that I am not compensated for my time by the site until you rate using the stars at the top of your page. A rating is appreciated once we get to the solution for your appliance issue, thanks! We need to make the control think the door is closed to unlock the door. Press in the door latch plunger and hold it in and press the cancel button, keeping the plunger held in. Does it unlock?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Where is door plunger located
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.
It is part of the latch assembly that locks the door. Push in on either side and one side should push in to actuate the switch.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No plunger there
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.
It won't look like a typical door switch plunger, just push on both of the metal arms that are sticking out. One side will push in.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I did nothing happened
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.
Neither side pushed in?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Nope neither hook pushes in but the spring on the small hook side did come off
Expert:  Kelly replied 6 months ago.
Well, the door switch is part of that assembly and is actuated by one side pushing, see the lock assembly at the link below. CLICK HERE

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