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Door Jammed Door will not open, is there a special button? I suspect the machine has been jammed shut? If so what is the best way to get the door open?

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What is the complete model number of your unit?

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    I unfortunately do not have this information to hand as at work but is a Hoover Optima 6 if this helps? Rented property and just moved in so no idea what I am doing!



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take the top off the machine,put your hand down to the reigon of the door lock and by using a small screw driver the catch on the door can be forced open without doing any damage.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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On a Bosch wfmc3200uc there is a green plastic string, similar to fishing line, located behind the round panel on the front of the machine. It is attached to the top right of the round black piece. Just give a slight tug this will release the lock.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: I cannot open the door of my washing machine.

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.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Door jammed on bosch wff1800 washing machine

When the red door light is on it means the door can not be opened. Wait for the end of the cycle - the light will flash for about 1 minute - be patient as it seems like for ever! The open the door using the switch.
If this still does not work, take the top off the machine find the wire connecting the switch to the door (Like a bicycle brake cable), shorten it by pulling tight and then re-tighten at the swich end. It's probably the cable that has stretched within the plastic outer - worst case, the cable has snapped!
good luck!

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The first thing to check is - does the washing machine still have water inside? If there is obviously still water inside the machine then this is possibly the cause of the door not opening. Drain the machine.

Can't see any water inside

If you can't see any water inside then it may be caused by various faults listed below. Here's a list of the most common causes of a jammed door -
  1. On some machines if the pressure switch doesn't reset to empty it keeps the door lock energized. If this is the case though, unplugging it should allow the door lock to cool down and open after a few minutes.
  2. The water hasn't pumped out properly (or a blockage in the pressure system is holding the pressure switch on) - but only if the washing machine has a pneumatic (air operated) door safety lock (a rubber hose connected to the door interlock and connected to a pressure chamber bottle on the tub - water forces air up this tube and locks the door)
  3. The water has pumped out properly, but the pressure switch hasn't reset due to a faulty pressure switch or blockage in the pressure system - or the water hasn't pumped out properly and the pressure switch hasn't reset because of the water inside. A faulty pressure switch, or blockage of debris inside the pressure chamber bottle could also be trapping the air that's operating the door lock (if a pneumatic lock is fitted - not many have these days).
  4. The door interlock has just jammed
  5. The door catch, handle, or some part of the door catch mechanism is broken and not opening the door
  6. ****** (a device that detects the motion of the drive belt fitted to many older Hotpoint washing machines which "pecks" at the belt when the door handle or button is operated) is broken or has fallen off
Opening a jammed door Do not take the lid off and reach inside the washing machine to try and release the door if the washing machine is still plugged in as you will be electrocuted.
The most common cause of a jammed door is likely to be a faulty door interlock. Sometimes you can release the door from the inside by manipulating the door interlock or forcing the door catch out from it. But they sometimes just have to be broken away from the machine. If you need to do this make sure you -
  1. Unplug it
  2. Break the interlock off from inside the machine, don't force the door or you will just break more parts

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