we got a Bosch Maxx Classic Front loader washing machine about 3 months ago. yesterday i put a load on to wash and went out, when i came back, i couldn't open the door. i tried to turn the machine off at the power, but that didn't help, then i checked the soap powder drawer and saw that the power was still there so i thought i hadn't turned the machine on properly so i set the machine to wash again... when it had finished, i still couldn't open the door. When i pulled on the door part of the handle appears to have popped out of the catch, but the door still won't open.
how do i get the door to open?
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hi rachel, there's a bad earth in the machine some where,things to check wiring to the motor, check the wiring it's self, any circuit boards, if they are all ok the programmer could be shorting out hope it helps
Sorry. It seems that I have fixed it by using your solutions!
I drained it and cleaned the filter thing down in the bottom right hand corner, put it back to gather and then it turned on again!
Interestingly I found a bobby pin down there!
To change the seal the easiest way is to take the front of the appliance off.
Remove the kick plate at bottom and you will see some screws holding the front panel on remove these
Then open door and remove the screws holding the door lock on and unlip the seal by releasing the clamp on the front.
The front should now lift off, if it doesnt then pull out the soap drawer and behind that at the bottom of the drawer is a screw holding the front on remove this then push the front panel down then it will lift off
You can now take the clamp holding the seal to the tub off.
Fit the new seal, fit the clamp to the seal and tub.
From here, rebuilding is the reverse of the strip down.
First clean around the rubber with some mould and mildew cleaner for bathrooms - available from most supermarkets.
This is a natural accumulation of waste detergent, fabric softener, fibres and dirt build up that is being attacked by bacteria and eventually decomposes into a sludge / goo and then eventually starts smelling bad as well.
To keep the machine clean of waste build up and to keep any bad odours away:
1.Remove all items from the washer. 2.Open the dispenser drawer and 2/3 cup (160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment. DO NOT use more than 2/3 cup (160mL) of bleach per cycle as this will lead to product damage. 3.Close the washer door and dispenser drawer. 4.Select the Clean Washer cycle or a full wash cotton 104 F wash (40 C). DO NOT use any higher temperature as this will cause unnecessary fumes 5.Press Start and allow cycle to complete. 6.After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to allow ventilation and drying of the washer interior. 7.Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly
There are a lot of things to consider when trying to solve this problem. Obviously a front loader washes differently than a top loader. Top loaders tend to using a washing motion that is good for stains but wear out your clothes fast. Front loaders typically use less water and wash more gently, but in some ways still do better than top loaders. Anyway, think about any other variables that go into the laundry equation. Consider the distance the machine is from your water heater. This machine will use MUCH less water to fill than your old one, and, you know how when you turn a faucet on hot it takes a minute for the hot water to actually get there? It's the same way with your machine. If there's a sink next your washer, you should always turn on the hot water on the faucet until it gets hot right before you start the machine. The same goes for dishwashers. If there's not a sink close you can easily turn up the temperature for all hot water on your water heater, although that will use more energy.
Consider what detergent you're using. If you're using high efficiency detergent (like Tide he) maybe you should switch to your old brand. If you're using your old brand of detergent, try getting a high efficiency detergent.