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Re: Door release button broken
It appears your switch has failed in this instance.
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Hello, Remove the door hinges and plastic covers on the unused hinge screw
holes on the opposite side of the door opening (door is reversible, so
there are places to mount hinges left and right). Front panel will now
snap out at top and lift off lower spring clips. One screw on each side
will now release top panel and it will hinge up. Prop up with broom
handle or something. Now you can get at everything. Rubber gasket is
held onto drum with a cable
loop and very strong spring. It rolls off the lip easily to disassemble
but is VERY difficult to get back on without special tools or at least
two people. Door side of rubber gasket is easy in comparison with rubber
tabs inserted into slots and working the gasket into a groove. Hose
clamp at bottom of rubber gasket to connect drain hose.
That model has 2 hinges on the door, and one or both of the hinges are probably bent, not the door. The good news is that they are pretty cheap to buy the hinges, and it only involves 8 screws, its an easy fix. After you do that, if you still have problems with the door lock, then it probably got damaged from the door closing when it was bent, and you would need to replace either the door lock or the door strike if the strike on the door is broke. I have replaced many of these hinges for this problem, and havnt come across the door lock getting damaged in the process, but have had to replace a few broken door strikes. hope this helps, good luck.
Remove all the screws securing the 2 door halves together, and gently prize apart the two halves with a screwdriver or similar, be careful not to drop the door glass.. You will probably be better off removing the door from the front of the m/c altogether.
Replace broken parts as req'd.
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welll there are 3 screws across the bottom front of the panel (torx 15) the lower acees panel can be removed, from there you can gain access to the backside of hte lock assy and manually release it. simply run your hand up the right side, just below the lock/latch assy ther is a quarter sized/teardrop shaped pull cord. thos will release the door, for you
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.
on top of the refrig is a plastic cap that snaps over the hinge. pry this off. there are some small bolts with 5/16" hex head bolts. remove these and the door should lift off the bottom pin. if you wish to change the opening direction of the door, you need to change the bottom pin location to the other side of the fridge. there should be some plastic plugs in the door mullion on the opposite side of the original position which you pry out. unscrew the bottom hinge and refasten it to the new location. same goes for the upper hinge pin and its hardware.
Remove the door hinges and plastic covers on the unused hinge screw holes on the opposite side of the door opening (door is reversable, so there are places to mount hinges left and right). Front panel will now snap out at top and lift off lower spring clips. One screw on each side will now release top panel and it will hinge up. Prop up with broom handle or something. Now you can get at everthing. Rubber gasket is held onto drum with a cable loop and very strong spring. It rolls off the lip easily to disassemble but is VERY difficult to get back on without special tools or at least two people. We used strong vice grips and much struggling and sweat, and #@*&%!&@ and finally got it on without damage to the new gasket. Door side of rubber gasket is easy in comparison with rubber tabs inserted into slots and working the gasket into a groove. Hose clamp at bottom of rubber gasket to connect drain hose.