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Whirlpool Washer Door or Lid Won't Lock


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer door or lid won't lock are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer door or lid won't lock

Cause 1Door Lock

The door lock assembly might be defective. Inspect the door lock for damage. If the door lock is damaged, replace it.

Door Lock for your WhirlpoolWashing Machine
Door Lock - Part # 1094190 Mfg Part # WP8182634

Washer door lock latch assembly. The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washing machine door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer door will not latch properly.

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Cause 2Door Strike

Inspect the door strike assembly for damage. If the door strike is broken, replace it. The door strike is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it.

Door Strike for your WhirlpoolWashing Machine
Door Strike - Part # 906446 Mfg Part # WP8181651
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Cause 3Main Control Board

The main control board may be defective. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the main control board, first check all of the components of the lock mechanism. If none of these parts are defective, consider replacing the main control board.

Main Control Board for your WhirlpoolWashing Machine
Main Control Board - Part # 1059575 Mfg Part # WP8182221

Central control unit. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed and requires electrical testing with a volt/ohm meter to determine if it is defective.

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