To remove old catch how do you go inside of the front panel?
Answer Hello Mark. Open the door and remove the screws on the door hinge securing it to the unit and remove the door. Lay the door on a soft flat surface and disassemble the door. Make notes of how you disassemble the door for reassembly. Once the inner door panel is removed from the door frame, you can access and remove the dryer door catch W10111905. Hope this helps.
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I managed to remove the old dryer catch without removing the door panel. Does the new door catch snap right into the opening without having to remove the panel?
Answer Hello Heather,
It is not recommended to install without removing panel but could be done. By installing without removing panel you risk causing the catch to be loose in the door and not latch properly.
The old door catch fell into the inside of the door. How do I take the door apart to get to the catch? I took the top piece screws out but could not get the top plastic piece off. I did not want to force it off.
Can I use the old catch or should I buy a new catch W10111905?
I did write to you several days ago, but have not gotten an answer.
Answer Hello Lee,
To take door apart to get the catch out, you remove the screws that you took out. You also have to take the screws out from where hinges are on the door and on the opposite side of the door. This should be a total of 10 screws. You may want to check the bottom of the door to ensure that there are no screws on the bottom. Some manufacturers do put them on the bottom.
I need to replace the female part of the door strike. What kind of screwdriver is needed to gain access to the inside of the door, and where can I buy one?
Answer Boating buddy, You may want to try using a "putty knife" and slip it between the metal tabs and the door liner and press down on the tabs to relese the catch from the door liner, be careful and try not to damage the panel. If you do need to dismantle the door, you'll need a No, 1 or 2 "phillips head" screw driver to remove the screws from the two hinges and the screws on the outer edge of the door.
Isn't there ANY way to remove and replace the catch without taking the door apart? If not, isn't there ANY way I could buy the entire door, so I could just replace the entire door? I would rather pay considerably more for the convenience of just replacing the whole door!
Answer Tricia, Sorry but, no, the complete door is not available. and No, there's no way to replace the catch, without dismantling the door. It's a lot simpler and easier than it looks. Basically, Remove the four screws holding the door hinges to the door panel (remove the lower screws, remove the upper screw from the lower hinge, hold the door panel as solid as possible and loosen, then remove the upper screw from the upper hinge). lay the door panel on a towel on top of the table and remove the screws from the door panel perimeter screws on the bottom of the door. You should be able to separate the dor liner from the door outer panel and using a pair of needle nose pliers, you should be able to compress the spring clips and push the catch out of the liner, without any damage. reverse the procedure and you're done, it usually takes about 10 - 15 minutes to do the repair. Good Luck and Thanks