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Door handle problem on lg wm1485fhd

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it looks like the door handle on my lg wm1485fhd washing machine has somehow let the pin/spring go off it so now its not letting me to open the door. Is there a way to open the door without breaking it, and is there a way to fix the spring mechanism on the door?

thanks so much for your help

Yavuz

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  • gorgeousbum Nov 02, 2008

    Hi. I got an engineer out and he showed me how to open it up - get a flat instrument/kitchen utensil - like a potato masher and slide it into the gap of the door and it should release the handle - bought a replacement on ebay (about £8) and now trying to replace the part - spring causing probs so might still need an engineer! Make sure the child lock is not on though as it will not open!! Good luck - Iona - Hubbie now done it! Yahoo now I can do my washing again - oh, almost forget make sure you ahve something on the floor below the door as the bowl falls out once you release the screws.

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We have a WM-1480FHD, with the door stuck shut. It appears the door release mechanism in the actual door has broken, so when you pull the lver part, the catch is not released. You need to get a very flat knife,insert between the door and the front of the machine, right in the middle behind the release handle and push the hook towards the right side of the machine.Once open, you can check the release mechanism in the actual door. Ours is broken, so need to sort out how to repair/replace it next!

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Sorry for VERY late solution. I have an LG front loader machine and it has just broken. While surfing the internet, I found your blog. LG front loaders have a weak door handle, that breaks after a few years of operation. All the LG models seem to be the same. Replacement door handles are relatively inexpensive and readily available.To open your STUCK door, I would use a thin butter knife....slide the butter knife between the door and the frame of the machine until you hit the metal latch. Push the latch towards the centre of the machine and open the door.In the interim until you can get it fixed, this workaround method will work, enabling you to continue washing.Hopefully LG will make future models door handles out of cast, or something stronger!

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