Hi, my name is Bill and I will be explaining you how to replace the Door Catch for your dryer.
The reason why you might have to do this is because the door won’t stay shut. For this repair, all we’ll be using is a short screw driver.
WARNING before doing any repairs, please disconnect your power source. So this is our dryer that we’ll be using for this demonstration. It’s a Maytag.
Keep in my your dryer might be a little bit different than what we’ve got here, but the same technique should still apply.
First thing you wanna do is make sure you turn your gas off.
So we’re going to open our door here, and right here you can see our door catch, and to get to thatWe’re going to have to take this front piece off. We’ll close the door up again.
So I’ll be using a Phillips head screwdriver, and it’s our little short stubby guy because we’re dealing with an awkward angle and not a lot of space. And now that we’ve got those front screws off, the bottom’s hanging freely so you can just pull out and there are a couple clips up top which should just pop right out, when you angle it a little bit. So you see here, there’s a couple of wires attached so you don’t want to really pull the whole panel off too much, but we’ll open up our door here now and right here is our door catch. So to get the door catch out, what we’re going to do is we’re going to push on the plastic edges and I’m just using a screw driver to help a little bit and once you’ve got one side through you also want to pinch in on this metal clip here in order to get that out and push down on the top plastic and once you’ve done all that, the catch should come out.
Just got a little bit of this article stuck on here so without pushing it back in too much, because we don’t want to get it locked back into place.
I’m just going to push the metal and there we go.
Now, you can grab your new OEM replacement Door Catch.
If you don’t have one already, you can find one on our online store.
And in order to put the door catch in, all you have to do is just find the hole and push the catch right into place and it’ll snap into place and now you can put the whole thing back together again.
And now we’re going tro want to put the panel back into place, to do that we’re just going to do the opposite of what we did to take it off.
We’re going to pick it up and angle it a little bit and just tilt it back until you hear both of those clips snap into place. Then you should be able to close it up. And now we can screw the bottom back in. So you’re just going to want to make sure the panels pushed in all the way and once you do that, you should be able to screw started in the hole And now we can just screw it back in. And once that’s screwed in, you can plug everything else back in and your repair is complete.
Now we can turn our gas back on. Finally, don’t forget to plug in your appliance. If you need to replace any parts for your appliances, you can find an OEM replacement part on our website winnipeg-appliance-repair.ca Thanks for reading and please don’t forget to like, comment, and share our article.
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