How To Install Washer Door Lock 8182634

Photo of a washer door lock switch

In this article we will discuss how to install a washer door lock switch. Specifically we will discuss how to install the lock switch on HE Series Whirlpool Duet, Kenmore, KitchenAid and some Maytag front loading washers.

How to install front load washer door switch 8182634,

1, First disconnect the washer from the electrical supply

2, Then remove the washer door, by removing the two screws securing the door hinge to the washer front and lifting upward

3, Access to the door switch requires that the washer boot, sometimes called the washer door seal, be partially removed from the front of the washer. To do this, you must remove the retaining ring that holds the boot to the front of the washer by using a flat blade screwdriver at the 6 o'clock position. Pry down on the retainer spring and pull the retainer forward and off the perimeter of the boot

3, Next you can roll the boot down far enough that the location of the door switch to expose the three screws that hold the switch in place

4, Removed the three screws, then lift slightly on the switch and push it backwards toward the washer outer tub

5, Now you can pull the switch forward to disconnect the wires

6, Connect the wires to the new switch, mount it in the washer, and reinstall the screws