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Thread: Popped Door Latch on Kenmore Elite Washer - Is Latch ruined?

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    Popped Door Latch on Kenmore Elite Washer - Is Latch ruined?

    Model Number: 110.45087.401
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    My wife had a load of towels / sheets in the washer this morning. It began to violently vibrate out-of-balance, stopping when the front door popped open. No error codes were displayed, but the door will not close.

    Question: Is there a way to "unlock" the latch (think of a car door which has the latch flipped while the car door is open; then it won't close - that type of thought)? Or is the latch assembly now ruined?

    Please answer ASAP - laundry is piling up!!!



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    Admin/Technician Doc Ryan's Avatar
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    If the door was forced open when the door was locked, then it usually breaks the door lock and it will have to be replaced. The door locks are not designed to be serviced or taken apart (you can try if you want). Also make sure to inspect the door strike, and make sure it wasn't damaged.

    This is the door lock for your washer:

    Door Latch/Lock Switch Assembly - 8182634
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