The door handle has snapped off. It refused to open and the spring mechanism had gone. On trying to prize it open, it snapped. We have a replacement handle set but don' t know how to get the old one off, or get the door open. Can anyone help?
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It's not an easy job to replace a door handle, but to release it for the door to open, turn off the machine at the outlet and unplug. Take the top of the machine off and slide your hand down to the door catch. Depending which type of catch it is, you should either be able to push down a small lever on top or push up a small lever on the bottom or the door catch.
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Are you saying the inside door handle isnt snapped,but the door wont open by pulling on the inside door handle or is it the outside door handle thats not working??Both the inside and outside door handle has a spring and other components on the backside of the handle which cant really be seen unless you remove the whole door handle assembly.One of these components are most likely broken or the rod that attaches between each handle and the locking mechanism(part that locks into the door striker to keep the door closed and releases it too)might have come loose from the back of the handle.The outside handle is usually mounted to the door by pop rivets or bolts/nuts.The inside handle is usually mounted with screws,but it really depends on what kind of car youre driving.Youll probably have to remove the handle to inspect it for damage.Open the door and watch the locking mechanism for movement while youre pulling on the door handle.If it doesnt move when you pull on the handle,the handle is definitely broke or the rod has come loose from the back of the handle.
The locking mechanism is manufactured with carbon composite and plastic levers
that the door handles attach to. It is hard to tell what parts that you do need.
Remove the passenger side door panel. It will have some screws and maybe a bolt
on the inside handle. The panel has snap plug on it and they fit into designated
hole in the door. After getting the door panel off, be careful here, there are
sharp metal edges that can cut. There are some peep hole to see the rods and
connector inside the door. If the plastic hooks on the door locking mechanism
are broken. The hole door lock assembly will need to be replaced.
Try your local wrecking yards and tell them what type of vehicle you have and
year. Also, state what door it is and what you will need.
Now, if the interior door hand hook on the lock mechanism isn't broke off.
The get a cloths hanger and straighten it out and attach it to the opening latch
on locking mechanism. This will give you inside temporary handle, while you are
trying to fix the door. Safety. GB...stewbison
Appliance Repaired:General Electric
Age Of Appliance:5 - 10 years
a screw driver and pride off plastic on inside of door. be carfule not
to break it. only one of two screws that go into handle were visable.
had to drill a hole in metal braket to get at second screw. you can
just bend the metal braket back inorder to use drill. bend it back when
done. took off handle and replaced it. snapped plastic piece I took off
back in place and finished. ge told me i needed to replace whole
door. which they nolonger stock and I could not find a whole door for
my model on web. found handlw on this website and did it my self
to be honest i would need the car in front of me to diagnose correctly but from the sound of it the mechanism inside the door is worn,the lever that springs open the jaws has worn to the extent that it will not push the two contacts inside the lock open to allow the door pawl to swivel around releasing the door.Only way is too remove the door trim if you can and operate the mechanism with a big screwdriver to open the door then renew the mechanism
Common problem on 2001 Ford Explores. The reason why your door handle doesn't unlock the door(can't be unlocked by remote either)is due to a broken spring located on the backside of the door handel INSIDE the door.
True that your one(or two) of your small exterior springs on your door handle are broken(will cause your handle to flap) but this IS NOT YOUR PROBLEM.
The door locks will work if there is a bit of tension holding the handle bracket up. I know it's hard to explain without pics. but here's the ONLY WAY TO FIX THIS.
It's not that hard..........
Remove the door panel, only a few screws and a few more holding trim around exit handle then, pull out "snap in" clips on bottom.
With a flashlight you'll see back side of door handle. To get to that area you'll have to remove one bolt holding a window frame.
Do that(with window in up position) then slide down rail, out of your way.
Now, get back to handle.
With your light aimed at the backside of handle left slowly the door handle as normal, and you'll realize(while looking at the mechanism) that tension(pulling down of bracket) needs to occur in order for locks(manual and remote)to work properly.
Trust me.....you'll figure it out.
Once you do, get a spring(pen spring, 30 cent hardware store spring, any small spring!) and hook one end to bracket and the other end to ANYTHING(OUT OF THE WAY) below the door handle thus, causing SLIGHT tension.
Try your locks...THEY WILL WORK! YEAH!
Replace that one window frame bolt(try your window...just the make sure), replace door panel and your done.
TOTAL COST: 30 cents or FREE(if you have a small spring)
Ford dealers will charge $150 to $285! Yikes!
I do not think it is the door lock that is faulty, more likely to be a weak or broken door spring or broken door catch.
I would replace these first,and then if it is still the same, then replace the door lock.
To replace the spring and or handle catch, undo all the screws that secure the 2 halves of the door, and prize apart the 2 halves,
Replace the spring and catch, reassemble the door.
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check if the water has completely emptied - maybe the filter needs clearing.
otherwise. switch off mains. take top off. feel down the front of the machine to the door lock. you can usually find the peg and operate it with thumb nail but difficult
i assume you have'nt broken the door handle
My 2002 Kia Rio with manual locks also wouldn't unlock. the connecting rods would bend enough that I could pull the inside plunger up or turn the key, but in either case it would snap back when I let go, and the door remained locked.
The problem is a broken spring at the latch mechanism. Getting it unlocked is a matter of wiggling and banging the handles and lock until the lever the spring is supposed to control moves. The lever is in line with the car, so gravity might help if you park facing uphill or downhill. I wish I'd inspected the latch carefully enough to tell which.
Once the door is open, remove the interior door panel. The hard part is the window crank: push the heavy wire clip off the crank's shaft between the crank and the panel. Save the plastic sheet inside the panel; it protects the mechanisms from collecting moisture in your interior and rusting. A few screws and a snap or two will allow you to lift the panel up off the inside lip of the window.
The latch is held in by the 3 big screws in the door's edge, but you also need to disconnect some connecting rods that go to the various latch and lock handles. The plastic clips that hold the rods into their levers can be rotated to unsnap from the rod, the the rod can be pulled easily our of the clip. You'll see when you try it.
On mine, I found a broken spring that had connected two hooks right across the top of the latch mechanism. I came online to find a replacement spring or mechanism and ended up here, but my rubber band I cut from a bicycle inner tube is working fine for now.
Go ahead. Say something about fixing a broken Kia with a rubber band.