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The washing machine door does not open. What is wrong and what to do?

I used to press on the small disc in the door to open it, but this became a bit hard to do, so I then used my knee or leg to press on the door and it opened immediately.

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Spray the door handle and other moving parts with WD40

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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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SOURCE: cant open door

called a technician

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SOURCE: Electrolux EWF1087. door locked shut. when i reset

sounds like door lock is faulty e42 is saying door is still open. could be wiring to door lock also.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

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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: Washed a small load, now

Power off by removing the plug off the set for some time. Now reset and see if the program resets. If not check if the program controller is activated to re-run a short drying mode. Let the mode end and see if the door opens. If not there is a fault in the lock , latching or unlocking from the program controller in end program.

Posted on May 12, 2011

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