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Washer Door or Lid Won't Lock

The 4 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Washer door or lid won't lock are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.


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Door or Lid Latch Assembly

If the washer lid or door won't lock the lock and switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lock and switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

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To see parts for your washing machine, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your washing machine.

Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

If the washer lid or door won't lock the lock and switch assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lock and switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches should have continuity according to their design.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your washing machine, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your washing machine.

Door Lock

If the door won't latch, the door lock assembly might be defective. These are normally made of plastic and cannot be repaired. If the door won't latch and the door lock is broken, replace it.

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What is a model number, and where do I find it?

To see parts for your washing machine, you need to enter your model number on the right. The system will then display parts that are associated with your washing machine.

Main Control Board

If the washer door won't unlock the problem might be the main control board. This is not common. Normally the problem is with the lock mechanism.

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