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Door Catch Kit

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Fix Number: FIX334230
Manufacturer #: 279570
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This OEM replacement Door Catch Kit was designed for specific models of Dryers, Washer Dryer Combos, Dishwashers, Laundry Accessories, and Trash Compactors manufactured by Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Crosley, Inglis, Maytag, Admiral, and Magic Chef. To ensure this part will fit your appliance, please see the "Model Cross Reference List" below. The Door Catch's purpose is to hold the door strike to keep the door closed while in operation. If your appliance lid will not close, or it will not start, it may be time to replace the Door Catch. This Kit is made up of plastic and metal components, it includes two Door Strikes, and three Door Catches to service doors that have one or two catches. Each Kit is sold individually.

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Average Repair Rating: 4.5 / 5.0, 27 reviews.
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  • Customer:
    jeffrey from Brookhaven, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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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  • Customer:
    Kathryn from Endwell, NY
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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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Dryer shut off early
Removed front bottom and replaced parts
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  • Customer:
    Kimberly from Detroit, MI
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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  • Customer:
    Joseph from York, PA
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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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  • Customer:
    James from Novato, CA
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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  • Customer:
    Alicia from Centralia, MO
  • Parts Used:
    WPW10310366, 279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
hinge broke, door catch also broke.
Removed the door, look apart the door to get to the hinge. Removed hinge and replaced it with new one. Put door back together. Replaced door catch. Put door back on dryer.
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  • Customer:
    Jared from Fanwood, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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  • Customer:
    Jessica from Madisonville, TN
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
Wouldn't latch
Pulled out both parts. Popped in new parts worked like a charm??
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  • Customer:
    James from SCOTTSDALE, AZ
  • Parts Used:
    279570
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
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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      Model Compatibility
      This part works with the following models:
      Fix Number: FIX334230
      Manufacturer Part Number: 279570
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
      Kenmore
      106508802
      Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 106.508802 (106508802, 106 508802) Parts
      Kenmore
      10686294140
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10686294340
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10686294540
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10686294740
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10686294840
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10687884100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10687884300
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10687884600
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10688419100
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10688419300
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      10697502820
      Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 106.97502820 (10697502820, 106 97502820) Parts
      Kenmore
      110088732791
      Washer Dryer Combo
      Kenmore
      1101820299
      Washer Dryer Combo - WASHER DRYER LAUNDRY SYSTEM
      Kenmore
      110508802
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060012000
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060012001
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060012002
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060022010
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060052990
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060052991
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060056990
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060056991
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106007299
      Dryer - Kenmore Dryer Model 110.6007299 (1106007299, 110 6007299) Parts
      Kenmore
      11060072990
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      11060072991
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106007713
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106007714
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106007715
      Dryer
      Kenmore
      1106007716
      Dryer