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Door Catch Kit

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334230-1-S-Whirlpool-279570            -Door Catch Kit
334230-2-S-Whirlpool-279570            -Door Catch Kit
334230-3-S-Whirlpool-279570            -Door Catch Kit
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Part Description:
This door catch is used for a washer and dryer unit. The catch holds the door strike to keep the door closed during the drying cycle. If your door will not close or your dryer will not start, replacing the catch will solve the problem. The tools needed for this repair are: Phillips screwdriver, pliers, and a small flat blade screw driver. Unplug the dryer from its power source before installing this part. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for installation instructions.
This part fixes the following symptoms: Door won’t close, Will not start, Shuts off too soon, Will not shut off, Takes too long to dry, No heat or not enough heat, Lid or door won’t close.
This part works with the following brands:
Part number cross reference:
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Laundry Accessories, Trash Compactor, Dishwasher.

Installation Videos

Replacing your Kenmore Dryer Door Catch Kit
Watch this how to video with simple, step-by-step instructions for a successful DIY repair.
Fixes the following symptoms:
  • Dryer door will not latch shut so dryer keeps shutting off
Tools used for this repair:
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Putty Knife

Installation Instructions

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Dryer door popped open

After watching the instructional video, I removed the male portion of the door catch with pliers and replaced them with the new parts. It only took a few minutes. I didn't need to replace the female side and the door is closing fine!! Much cheaper and faster than calling the repair person we used last time!

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6 of 6 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Kathryn from Endwell, NY

Dryer would run, but not heat

Needed it running quick, so no diagnostics. Ordered one of everything that could fix problem (plus a new door catch). Tipped it onto it's back & popped the bottom cover off. Element, thermal cutoff, thermistor, and fuse. were right in front and held by 2 screws each (don't drop them, don't ask). A little bit tight inside, but no big issue. vacuumed the inside, replaced everything (it was the Heating Element, by the way), slapped the cover on, and put it back in its spot. works like it was new. Yes, I unplugged it first. Remember! Safety Third!

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2 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Thermostat, Internal-Bias , Disposable Thermal Fuse - Two Terminal , Heating Element - 240V 5200W , Thermal Cut-Off Kit , Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: jeffrey from Brookhaven, PA

The female side of the door catch was severely damaged

The catch was so damaged that I could remove it with a pair of needle nosed pliers, by grabbing the catch with the pliers and inserting the screw drivers on the sides of the catch to let the snaps that held the catch in place slide past the side of the hole in the door (I was hoping this would work as I didn't want to remove all of the screws that held the outside and inside parts of the doors together). Something like nail files might be needed instead of screw drivers as screw drivers may be too thick. The new catch then just popped into the vacated hole. The male side of the catch was okay, but I replaced it anyway as it simply required removing one screw. The new male side of the catch was provided by you as well as a new screw.

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from York, PA

Dryer door was not closing

The old catch was broken. I pulled it out with a screw driver. The new one pushed into place. Job complete in 3 minutes

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1 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jared from Fanwood, NJ

Wouldn't latch

Pulled out both parts. Popped in new parts worked like a charm??

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Customer: Jessica from Madisonville, TN

The door latch was broken and needed to be replaced.

My husband removed the door, found the old latch and removed it with tweezers. He used the instructions in the package to figure out which latch to use. He put in the new latch and the door was fixed. I believe he watched a video showing how to do the repair, which helped.

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Kimberly from Detroit, MI

Dryer door would not latch shut. Door catch was broken.

Using a hand drill with #2 Phillips screwdriver mounted, removed 5 screws. Installed the new latch and reinstalled the 5 screws. Made a lot of extra points with wife. She now doesn't have to stack things in front of the dryer door while drying clothes. Had I have only known .....Thanks so much, now I don't have to buy a new dryer for another 5-10 years.

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Galen from San Saba, TX

Door latch on dryer door would not stay shut during tumble dryer

Did NOT remove inner panel of Frontload Duet dryer door . Just pried one side of female latch open then used needle pliers to pull female latch assembly out and pushed new assembly in....worked great!

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: James from SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Nylon part of catch broken

I replaced only the door catch, not the strike, because the strike was the same size as the two included in the kit, so no need to replace. I used #20 yellow catch, but the other two in the kit would also work. The online video instructions were excellent.

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: James from Novato, CA

My unit would not stop when I opened the door,and the unit was not heating to my expectations.

by watching the short video that was sent with my purchase. it was over in less then 30 minutes, since my unit had another task which was not on the video,removing the exhaust tube to remove the back panel.I will be looking close to my other appliences in the future for help from this site ,great experience!

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Door Catch Kit , Heating Element Connection Wire Kit
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: henry from bronx, NY
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Model Cross Reference List

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX334230
Manufacturer Part Number: 279570


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