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Washer door locking mechanism

The locking mechanism in the the machine (the part the door latch hooks into, to lock) fell off into the inside of the front panel. How do you remove the front of the machine to retrieve and re-attach it?

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SOURCE: "Door Locked" Indicator Switch Faulty

You should access the lid switch (the switch is inside the machine main housing near the door frame) and to see whether it become loose or was broken. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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SOURCE: washer door latch

the door latch may have gone bad

test it by pressing with some sharp object like pen

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Fron t Load washer will not unlock

Here is the web link service manaul for your washer below. Go to troubleshooting guide. You can drain and unlock your door by using the test mode in the service manual.

http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/WM2042/WM2042xx_Service_Manual.pdf

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: LG WM0642H*

Remove the 4 dispenser area screws. Depress side dispenser tabs to drop dispenser assembly from the top lid .Insert an opener or flat item into top lid and front panel space to depress inward the metal lid top hold down clip.Do left side first then right.Raise the lid and look down behind lock mechanism.Or tilt washer and look underneath. It's an open area below?

Posted on Jun 17, 2010

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SOURCE: LG TROMM -WM1814CW I bought the washer and dryer

The first thing to do is to CHECK IN AND AROUND THE RUBBER DOOR BOOT (called a bellow) for small articles of clothing (like socks and underwear) that may have gotten lodged in behind the rubber. Pull the rubber back where it meets the wash tub and look behind it. It is common for small items to get stuck here, become forgotten and start to mildew. You should check this area after each wash and clean it periodically to get rid of the formation of soap scum, mold, and mildew. HINT: When you get ready to wash a load of towels, take a dirty towel and clean the door boot thoroughly (including the areas behind the rubber). Immediately place the towel in the wash and run it on a sanitary cycle. This way you eliminate the need for cleaning rags.

PERIODICALLY RUN THE WASHER ON A CLEANING CYCLE. Place the washer on the hottest setting you have (usually a Sanitary cycle) with nothing but bleach in the wash tub. Some newer models actually have a "Clean Cycle" available now just for this purpose. This helps keep the wash tub, drain lines and pump sanitized.

CHECK AND CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER. Accumulations of debris in the drain pump filter can also cause odors. HINT: If you own a shop vac, pull the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum on the line. This will drain any residual water left in the tub, pump and drain lines BEFORE you remove the drain pump cover. This will prevent a messy clean up later.

LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN IF POSSIBLE. When not in use, leave the door open to allow the tub to air out and to keep mold and mildew from forming on the door bellow. I know this may not be desirable in some households with small children. If too much mildew forms on the rubber and it cannot be removed, replacement of the bellow may be required.

NOTE: This problem is common with front loader style washing machines. The doors on these machines have an air tight/water tight seal that is great for sealing the washer during the wash cycle, but can be terrible for collecting small garments and for not allowing the tub to properly air out when not in use. Following these simple preventive measures can go a long way towards preventing harmful mold and mildew, and towards extending the life of the door bellow and pump.



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