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I have a front loader washing machine that wont let me open the door even though the wash cycle ended hours ago

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  • madsen01 Oct 07, 2008

    ive tried this ring thing and it wont let me pull it turn it..and I cant check the manual coz bosch wont send me one!

  • madsen01 Oct 07, 2008

    Hello again, ok the ring thing came out and let alittle bit of water out but door still wont open!

  • madsen01 Oct 07, 2008

    yea the ring thing unscrews and water came out of there not at the door

  • madsen01 Oct 07, 2008

    no there is no water..it is empty on the inside where the clothes are

  • madsen01 Oct 07, 2008

    thanks for the advice..il see how that goes!

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Could be a door lock problem. try hitting the door lock a couple of times, the latch could release the hook.

another solution if you have your manual, it is stated there how to open manually your door.

there is a plastic hook at the back of the switch with a ring at the end, you can pull the ring down and the door will open.

in order to get to the plastic, you need to remove the front lower panel. remove 3 screws that are holding it.

tnx 4 using fixya,

drcool

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  • francis rivero Oct 07, 2008

    there could still be power that is holdint the lock of the door. try to un plug the unit and then pull the ring after about ten minutes.

    tnx again,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 07, 2008

    the ring should not come off . just pull it and you can hear a click from the door lock and if water came out of the door, then the door is no longer locked. maybe it is just stuck. open it slowly and i think you can open it up.


    tnx again,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 07, 2008

    ok..so the door lock is now broken. do you still have water inside the unit? if you do, drain it first by opening slowly the filter of the water pump. water would flow out and do not let the splash go to the center of the unit. there is a water sensor at the center that would create more trouble.

    then you have to remove the door lock from the inside which is troublesome and then replace the door lock.

    tnx again,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 07, 2008

    then you will just have to slowly remove the door switch from the inside since it is holding your door. but the screws are accessible only from the outside on an open door so that creates a problem.

    anyway, if you can still touche and feel the door switch, at the top most portion, feel something that could slide downwards or upwards. you might be able to still manually un lock the door. beside the ring, there are still plastic parts that slides, or worst scenario. break the door lock slowly, piece by piece until you can un lock the door.

    tnx again,

    drcool


  • francis rivero Oct 07, 2008

    your very much welcome,

    drcool


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