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Cannot open the door of electrolux perfect balance washing machine

Machine died mid cycle. door latch is stuck and there is wet laundry inside.

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  • Nina DeLuca Jan 07, 2013

    Thank you, Chris. I resolved this by doing something similar -- unplugging the machine for about 30 minutes and then plugging it in and turning the knob. Spraked to life long enough to allow me to open the door.

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Hello Nina DeLuca - Try resetting the unit by unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately ten minutes. If the door does not open, then it sounds like the washer is possibly experiencing a communication problem with the control board, wiring failure or faulty door lock. Contact a professional to move forward accurately to properly diagnose/repair unit.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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SOURCE: My Electrolux ewf1090 front loader door wont open

Turn the power off and leave for 5-10 minutes then turn on. This should release the door lock the problem could be the pump drain filter is blocked clean this and it should resolve future problems.

Posted on Dec 05, 2010

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SOURCE: The door will not open on my Electrolux washing machine

How much trouble do you want to go to?

If you just want to preserve the washing, then simply put it on another cycle tonight and that will keep it fresh until the callout turns up to fix it.

The next clever step is to power the machine off at the mains for 10 minutes. Depriving it of power MAY release the interlock door switch even if the cycle didnt.

Final attempt to get to it... Turn off power, unplug at the mains. drag the machine out so you can see the back. Remove the 2 screws that hold the top on, pull back or tap the top forward (depending on the model) to unclip it. Peer inside. You will see the door switch inside the chassis exactly in line with the door handle on the outside. See if you manually make the mechanism release, or if you have a stubby philips screwdriver, you can probably unscrew the switch complely.

If you trust yourself NEVER to open the door in the middle of a cycle, the machine will of course function without a switch. Just so long as you recognise that you will flood the place if you do open it with water in. Also if you put your hand inside dirung a wash (Or worse still a spin) the power of the motor combined with the weight of the wet washing will rip the arm clean off a fully grown man, so if you doubt yourself or you have kids (or kids may visit) don't leave it like this.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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Posted on Apr 29, 2010

SOURCE: I have an Electrolux EW 548 F Washing machine.

Hello,
It sounds as if something has got stuck in the filter jamming the drain pump,try draining the water out either through the filter but beware of the amount of water.Or take the drain pipe at rear and try to drain iinto a container or through the nearest door to an outside drain.Once the water is out you should be able to open the door.Then you will have to find out if some object is stuck in the filter(located at bottom right hand side).

Posted on May 03, 2010

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SOURCE: The washing machine Electrolux 1087

Hi, if the washing machine stops in the middle of a wash cycle, the first step that should be taken is to perform troubleshooting steps to determine the cause of the problem. After the source of the trouble has been established, it can be resolved in most cases by continuing the troubleshooting process.

  • Make sure the lid is completely closed. Certain parts of a wash cycle will not start if the lid is not closed.
  • Check the load to see whether it is unbalanced. If the washer gets off balance, it may stop in the middle of a cycle. Redistribute the clothing so that it is evenly balanced around the drum.
  • Make sure the hot and cold water faucets connected to the washing machine are turned on fully. If the washing machine is not getting enough water, it will not be able to complete the cycle.
  • Inspect the drain hose for clogs or obstructions. The washing machine may stop if it is unable to drain water properly. Check the drain pipe that the hose feeds into for clogs or debris.
  • Check the house's circuit breaker panel or fuse box. The circuit may have been tripped or a fuse may be blown. Replace any blown fuses and reset any tripped circuits.

If after doing all these and the problem still persist, you have to call in a tech to check it out because there is no way to reset the Electrolux 1087

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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