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Hi, I'm an electrician and I have a problem with my washing machine! I have a 7kg front loader, model:- WFS1071BW. Originally i thought the door switch was faulty but it tests fine... the unit

Originally i thought the door switch was faulty but it tests fine... the unit drains for a few sec's then has a red light come up on the door lock indicator. Checking the pc board i found a regulator in line with the door switch had blown, i proceeded to replace the pc board only to find that the washer still has the same problem! Any ideas?? Thanks

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Just try to check the door latch device. Be sure that the latch is not bound or sticking in any way .This problem with a lot of machines and it almost always was the door lock latch assembly. It has a switch inside it that pauses or stops the cycle if the door is not closed properly, when this switch malfunctions then it will pause or stop the cycle repeatedly; just from the small movement of the wash cycle. The door will actually be shut all the way and the lock may be on. You must replaced this switch so it works normal again..
Just click for the spare parts site link;
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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SOURCE: Washing machine door lock problem

Just try to check the door latch device. Be sure that the latch is not bound or sticking in any way .This problem with a lot of machines and it almost always was the door lock latch assembly. It has a switch inside it that pauses or stops the cycle if the door is not closed properly, when this switch malfunctions then it will pause or stop the cycle repeatedly; just from the small movement of the wash cycle. The door will actually be shut all the way and the lock may be on. You must replaced this switch so it works normal again..
Just click for the spare parts site link;
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

Hope it may help you;
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VOTIT

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Door not locking and program reverting straight to end

initially i would replaced the door interlock then if no result the control boart could be faulty.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Pulled the handle to early to open the 7kg front

To manually unlock the door lock system:

1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove the front lower kick panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the bottom of the door latch assembly.
4. Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about quarter inch or until a click is heard.
6. The door may now be opened


Or pull out your dispenser tray, along the rear edge you will find a cord, pull this like above. Depends on your model.
Try these sites for spares:
RepairClinic.com espares.co.uk
AppliancePartsPros.com

mcminone.com

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: red light flashing

red light is check drain?
Clogged by something.
Could be a coin.
Use to have large coin when i was young and forgot remove from my jeans. So mum made me repair that every time. In that case filter clean, but coin bloking filter inlet.
Not necesarily coin in your case.
never buy these deals over Ebay my advice.
If you have the machine already then this is first to look for.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool Duet Washer, model number WFW9400SW01 will not turn on. The button lock is off and does light up indicating power to the front panel/unit. Any ideas?

if you are mechanical and are not afraid of small wires you can try this. I had the exact same problem on my machine. i very slowly diasssembled the machine. not hard to do. removed the top. unscrews from the back and slides to the back to come off. remove the door. unsnap the plastic plate that goes around the door.it is held on by small snap clip that pop off if you use a small flat screw driver to pry it out. remove detergent tray. and screws that attach it to the inner box. now the hard part. remove the face plate. it unsnaps similar to large door plate.very carefully unclip the circuit boards. they are held in by plastic clips around the outside and white plastic clips in the middle. you must gently pry up and release these clips one at a time. a second person is helpful, so are small needle nose pliers. clean both circuit boards very gently with isopropyl alcohol and qtips. mositen the qtips and clean every inch of the boards. be very careful not to bend or crack anything. you must get all the yellowish flux and any other corrosion growing on the board off. there is one more board that must be cleaned. the power supply board. it is mounted on the top right side near where the face plate wire come through. this is not hard to remove it is held in by small clips. the tricky part is the wires. they are all designed so they cannot be plugged in incorrectly but i have seen what people are capable of. make a map. number them with a sharpie so you know where they go. remove this board and clean it the same way. this on will probably be the worst offender. i cleaned all the boards reassembled and it works like new. below the door is a panel that should also be removed. there is a removable drain filter that should be cleaned out. i found pens and toys in mine. the machine could not pump out the water fast enough and would shut down and trigger f70 and f 20 codes.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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