My door will not lock and due to this the machine will not start. I found that if I push the latch over in the lock manually when the doors open it starts. For some reason it won't do this automatically. Can anyone help?
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Re: Door won't lock
You either have to change the whole lock assembly, or just fix the catch magnet which might be malfunctioning.
In parts shouldn't be more than 100$.
you can try looking for the part here: http://www.repairclinic.com/
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see this causes and fix it. God bless you Door or Lid Latch Assembly
If the washer lid won't lock the lid switch
assembly might be defective. This is a very common problem. The lid
switch assembly can fail either mechanically or electrically. Test any
electrical switches with an Ohm meter for continuity. The switches
should have continuity according to their design.
Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly
If the washer door won't lock the door lock
assembly should be checked. The door lock can fail either mechanically
or electrically. Test any switches on the door lock with an Ohm meter.
The switches should have continuity according to their design.
Main Control Board
If the washer door won't unlock the problem
might be the main control board. This is not common. Normally the
problem is with the lock mechanism.
Unplug the machine and where the lid is latched you can push a piece of wire wire in the same hole it latches through. The wire will bottom out after in the hole about a inch. Push it slightly farther and try raising lid as your pushing. All the lock is is a metal tab that pushes up and down. After time the enclosure it's attached to splits and makes it fail but it can be opened with whatever goes farther in that hole then the latch itself.
Hi Debi: First I suggest to try unplugging the unit for 60 seconds to reset the control board. If that doesn't work then open the dispenser and remove the softner and bleach container. There is a cord near the front you can pull to open the door lock. If you still have issues with your door lock after manually opening the door, you will need to order and replace the door latch assembly.
Also I could bet you need to replace your door latch assembly. Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate
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power to the washer and open the door. Remove the door gasket retaining
hoop by stretching apart the retaining spring at the bottom of the door
opening. Gently peel the part of the door gasket near the door
lock/latch assembly off the lip of the right side of the door opening.
Remove enough of the door gasket to access the door lock/latch assembly
behind the front panel.
Remove the three screws securing the door
lock/latch assembly to the front panel and slightly lift it then pull
it back off the front panel. Pull the door lock/latch assembly out of the washer and disconnect the wiring harnesses.
the wiring harness to the new door lock/latch assembly and install it
back in place behind the front panel. the door lock/latch assembly and
put the eased part of the door gasket
back into position over the lip of the door opening.
the door gasket is properly seated before putting back and securing the
retaining hoop around the lip of the door opening and the door gasket.
I would check to make sure the connectors to that door lock are all connected. If they are it's probably the lock/switch mechanism itself. Wow I just checked and they are about $120. The p/n is wh10x10006 You can google around for the best price. Good luck!
you have a door latch problem. the reason you can still push on the button is because this particular washer has a time delay function. i would recommend taking a look at the latch itself and possibly the wax motor that runs the latch.