The door on my Maytag Model MAH2400AWW compact front-loading washer cracked at the top part of the hinge. I was happy to find the service manual here on ApplianceJunk (thanks, AJ!) and promptly took the door off, removed the cover, and epoxied the broken bits back into place.
Now that I'm onto reassembly, I realize that I can't figure out how to reassemble the door latch / handle / spring mechanism. It seems simple enough:
- the metal hook that goes into the washer body
- the handle that moves the metal hook
- the fulcrum the hook / handle revolve around
- the spring that gives the hook and handle tension
Since the fulcrum is just a plastic pin that only has one position, that leaves 3 pieces: handle, spring, and hook. For the life of I me I can't figure out how those 3 pieces fit together to provide the right tension in the right places. The service manual does not show how to reassemble these pieces.
Anyone know how to do this? Pictures of a working assembled latch from various angles would be great, but any suggestions at all are welcomed.