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Door of washing machine will not open.

There is a half load in the machine. It has done a wash, pumped out and spun, but the door will not open as normal. I have left it after switching off for an hour but still no luck
First Edition 1200. WM29. (Hotpoint)
Can anybody please help.

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Some times, you have to really pull hard to open the door

If no joy, then you have a faulty door lock.

To replace. remove door seal at front, thius will give you access to the door lock.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008


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