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Dryer Door Not Closing

When the weather outside is gloomy and miserable, drying your laundry can be a difficult chore. To make our life easier, many of us turn to the trusty tumble dryer. As with all household appliance, with regular use and minimal maintenance in place, it can lead to faults developing.

Frustrating as it can be, one of the many faults that can evolve is the door not closing properly or at all. Now that will be an issue if you're in a rush and need your favourite top to dry quick.

A few simple checks can help you identify the most probable cause for this breakdown.

Cause 1

Door Latch

If your tumble dryer door is refusing to close, don’t panic as we can provide you with the possible reason why. The main offender usually turns out to be the door latch, failing to make connection with the door lock.

When the door latch makes contact with the doors microswitch, the machine is signaled to confirm the door is lock and ready for the dryer to start. If yours decides to differ, use our easy to follow diagnosis to help you fix your dryer yourself and save the expensive call out charge.

Safety First! Please make sure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before beginning any repair.

  • Open the door and check for any visual damages to the latch itself.
  • Depending on the model the dismantle of the latch may be different, usually the latch is held in by screws or clipped in - replace if damaged.

For a replacement see our range of spare tumble dryer door latch to get your appliance back up and running.

To see how to replace the tumble dryer door latch see our video and get your dryer performing at it’s best.

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