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Offline nrohluap

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Whirlpool Duet washer
« on: March 10, 2009, 12:28:16 PM »
Just had my duet do the same thing as the one in this topic (lights on, won't start) last night.

Turns out the door close sensor switch had broken off. There's a little black push switch at about the 2 o'clock position inside the door frame (above the door lock mechanism), and the tip of the plastic switch had broken off, leaving the hollow plastic pin exposed where it had broken off. What was left of the tip was nowhere to be found.

I temporarily fixed this by cutting a bamboo shish ke bab skewer tip about 1/2" long and poking it into the hole in the plastic. It's pointy enough to stay in place, and large enough to push the switch. A toothpick would probably be to small. Kind of a MacGyver fix, but hey at least I can wash clothes again  ;)

Now my problem is that I can't find the part number for that little bugger so I can replace it properly. Anyone know the part number or official name?

Model Number: ghw9100lw1 icon
« Last Edit: March 10, 2009, 01:24:12 PM by Al Capone »

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Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 01:02:26 PM »
Hi,

Please be sure to read, Posting Basics - Starting a New Topic.

Note were it say's towards the bottom.

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Please do not ask your own question in a topic.
In other words, please don't hijack the topic and make it yours.
Start your own topic and reference the other topic related to your issue.

I have made your reply into a new topic and referenced the other topic for you.

Is the model number of your washer the exact same as the one in the Other Topic?

If you have a different model number please post it here.

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Offline nrohluap

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Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 01:21:12 PM »
Sorry, I was trying to be helpful in the other topic.

I have exactly the same model number, with exactly the same symptom.

The temporary fix is obviously only temporary, but it let me identify the exact cause (the switch tip being broken off) and resulted in a working machine.

I have a suspicion that the door lock assembly contains the "door closed" switch as well, but I cannot tell from the pictures of replacement parts I have found. Sorry if the inquiry of a part number made it appear I was hijacking the thread.

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Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 01:25:17 PM »
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Sorry, I was trying to be helpful in the other topic.

No problem, I understand.

It's just easier to keep track of things this way.

I have updated this topic to include your model number.

Now we just need to wait for a appliance technician to come along with a answer to your question.

Thanks,
 
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Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 01:37:37 PM »
These are the factory numbers.
Enter them in the parts search box on the left side to see photos and check prices.

Door Lock: 8182634
Door Hook: 8181651

The door lock is the switch and mounts inside the front frame.
The door hook mounts on the door.




Offline nrohluap

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Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 03:28:58 PM »
Thanks! That's what I suspected.

The side view from the parts search shows the "door closed" switch at the top of the assembly.


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Re: Whirlpool Duet washer
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 03:31:34 PM »
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Thanks! That's what I suspected.

Your welcome.  O0

Be sure to post a update on how the repair goes.

Let us know if you have any other questions.

 

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