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Re: opening door wider than 45 degree angle
Hi, Does your door hit a wall behind it?
I have seen this situation the fridge had to be rolled or pulled out far enough that the door then can be swung open more and for the door bins had to be taken off to get the crisper out. But if you have a Sub Zero that can be a problem!
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The door latch may have broken. You can sometimes open the door from the inside. You will know the door latch is broken if the door handle is floppy. If the door handle is not floppy - then the issue is probably with the door interlock. This is the electronic part that prevents the door from being opened during and after the wash has finished. Either way - you'll need to get the door open. To do this, unplug the washing machine from the mains and then move it out from where it is. Tip the washing machine to a 45 degree angle. Don't tip it over 45 degrees as you may break internal parts. You need two people to do this - one person hold the machine at 45 degrees angle, whilst the other person puts their hand up into the machine - you should be able to feel the door catch mechanism and depending on the model, open the door that way. Sometimes the manufacturer has helpfully put a manual release inside - and sometimes they don't. If you aren't able to open the door using that method. Get a length of strong string and poke the middle section of the string into the gap between the washer door and the machine body - to the right of the door handle. Use a flat headed screw drive to push the string into the gap, all the way around the door, so that you end up with the two ends of the string on the left hand side of the door. Now have someone put the ends of the string whilst the other person pulls the door handle. If the string is pushed in far enough it will release the door latch and the door will open. It takes a bit of persistence to get it right. Once you have the door opened you can usually replace either the interlock mechanism or the door latch itself. Parts are easily available online from sites like espares and yourspares.
First you need to remove old oven door by opening it at a 10 or 15 degree angle and pull stright up on door,door should just slide off of the hinges.Then reposition the hinges as they spring back into the stove after old door becomes free,so position the hinges at aprox... 45 degree angle hold new door above hinges then proceed in sliding the new door on over the hinges,door should slide right in to place.KEEP FINGERS CLEAR!!!!!
Check with your Viking rep. I have the same problem and got word from Viking they are coming up with a new hinge doorstop at different angles. It will come in a form of a kit. The one I'm getting is about 100 degree opening. The problem I had was the door was hitting and adjacent electric oven from Viking. It just swung too wide.
The memory compartment is dead center of the bottom of the case. open the access door and look at the modules in their slots. On either side of the module you will see a silver arm that flexes. Pull these arms off to the outside away from the module. The module will flip up at a 45 degree angle. Pull the module from the slot at that 45 degree angle. To insert the module back into the slot, go at the slot at that same 45 degree angle and push into the slot until it "seats", it only goes in one way because of a "keyway" slot cut into the bottom where the gold contacts are. Once you have "seated" it, push the module straight down and the arms will snap into place. If you are replacing both, make sure to put the bottom one in first, then the top.
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If the unit will work with the control Panel at a 45 degree angle it tells me you have a loose connection. The 45 degree angle puts enough pressure on the connection to keep it completed. With the Control Panel in it's normal position, the loose connection Heats and Opens the connection. After it cools connection is again made until it Heats up again. Remember Expansion, Contraction. I do not believe you have a Magnetron issue!! A Magnetron does not know if the Control Panel is at an angle.
Can you hear a slight "Click" when the unit shuts down? If so this is a relay opening. When you say you replaced the Control Board. Was this the Control Panel PC Board, or was it the Cook-Relay Control Board? A Door Switch not making solid contact can do this. Is your Door latching down solid? Check for loose connections, not open LOOSE.
Yes tipping the unit on its back at 45 angle for a few minutes worked. However, when the dishwasher was pushed back under the surface the problem re occured. We solved this by altering the feet at the back so that it was just slightly lower at the back and it works fine again. Excellent advice on this page. Has definately saved us a call out fee.