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Whirlpool dryer door not closing

Common reasons your Whirlpool dryer door is not closing

The most common reasons your Whirlpool dryer door is not closing are a bent door hinge, worn door seal or a defective power supply board.

  • 67%

    67% of the time it's the
    Door Hinge

  • 12%

    12% of the time it's the
    Door Seal

  • 4%

    4% of the time it's the
    Power Supply Board

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool dryer

    Door Hinge Replacement

    When the dryer door won’t close, check for a bent door hinge. A bent or damaged door hinge can keep the dryer door strike from pushing into the door catch to keep the dryer door shut during the cycle. Replacing the dryer door hinge and adjusting the door so it closes properly can get complicated. When your dryer door won’t close, have a Sears Home Services Technician fix the problem.

    Door Seal Replacement

    A worn door seal can get loose and bunch up to prevent the dryer door from closing. The door seal fits around the outside of the dryer door or is attached around the opening to the drum. The door seal prevents heat from escaping during the drying cycle. Eventually, the door seal can wear out. When the dryer door won’t close, check the door seal for excessive wear or damage. Have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert replace the door seal when it’s worn or damaged.

    Power Supply Board Replacement

    A defective power supply board can cause the electronic control board to detect that the dryer door is not closing. Even though the dryer door is shut completely, the dryer won’t start unless the electronic control board senses that the door is closed. A defective power supply board can cause the electronic control board to detect an open door even when it’s shut. When your dryer won’t start and it indicates that the dryer door is open even though the door is shut, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and check the dryer. The technician will replace the power supply board if it’s defective.

    What to expect when you experience a Whirlpool dryer door not closing issue

    How is the door not closing problem fixed?

    Correcting most door not closing problems usually involves replacing the door hinge, door seal or power supply board. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer door that is not closing

    When the dryer door is not closing it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.

    What to look out for with a dryer door not closing diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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