(More customer reviews)We have a Whirlpool Duet GHW9200LW that we bought from Best Buy in June of 2003. Last week the door latch broke - the door would not stay closed but the machine would still run if we held it.
An internet search revealed we needed part AP3837611 which appears to have been replaced with this newer part number. Both parts were marked with Made in Germany and EMZ
Both the old and new parts look almost identical and the new part installed without any problems - truly a direct replacement
The hardest part of this repair is folding back the rubber bellows that attaches to the drum.
(Make sure you unplugged the washer before starting)
If you look very closely at the rubber bellow - The outer lip where the rubber comes in contact with the plastic window, you will see a wire hoop around the outside. At the bottom (6 o'clock position) there will be a small spring. Spread the ends where it attaches to the spring (the spring won't come off) so that the spring expands and you can remove the hoop (set it aside for now). You can now fold the rubber bellows back and into the drum to access the switch. You will need a T20 torx bit to remove the three screws holding this part to the front of the washer. Once it is unbolted, there are a couple of wires that need to be unplugged - they simply pull out.
Swap in the new part, and reverse the procedure to put it back together and you should be good to go
I ordered this part on a Wednesday and received it in the mail the next Monday - also the price was reasonable when compared with eBay and other Vendors. Amazon makes it easy to order so I used them
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THIS WHIRLPOOL 8182634 DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY WORKS WITH MANY WHIRLPOOL, MAYTAG, KENMORE AND KITCHENAID FRONT LOAD WASHING MACHINES.