I had a broken latch and replaced it with AP2577973. The door lock light goes on now but I have to put extra pressure on the door for the washer to spin etc. Does this indicate bad lock assembly or bad door alignment?
Answer Hi Ray. Look at the door latch hook part # 131279001 carefully at the ends for wearing out or broken tabs that does not allow the proper lock application with the new lock part # 131763202. This door latch hook color has changed from white to black, so there may be some strengh significance to that. It is a cheap part. There also has been issues with the door hinge assy. part # 131688300 being sloppy not allowing the door to stay locked. Make sure the wire connections are all clean and tight. Properly lock the level legs after the unit is leveled from to back and side to side. If the level leg pads are worn out and not gripping the floor will cause unbalanced issues and keep the door from locked position. Most of the time it ends up being a bad lock. Thank You.