Question about LG WM-1485FHD Front Load Washer
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
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!
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
That is actually a DE (drain error). Clean out the filter, located behind the access door on the bottom left side on front of the machine. If there was nothing in the filter, replace the pump motor.
Posted on Jan 31, 2011
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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!
Posted on Jan 16, 2012
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