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The door has too much play in it. You have to lift it up about 1 1/2 inches to be able to close it and obviously something is too loose in the hinge area but I don't know how or where to tighten it

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SOURCE: Door broken at hinge area on Maytag front load washer 24".

Try using some J.B. Weld on it instead of glue. It will essential form a weld and should hold up better. You might want to give that a try. Good luck and best wishes.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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I found this for to read so you can fix your door.I hope this will help you.Let me know how it goes.
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Thank you for writing to fix ya.
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