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Bosch WFK 2401 Need to slam door several times to lock door

Have a 12 year old Bosch WFK2401 Washing Machine.  It needed new carbon brushes in October, which my husband installed.  In order to open the washer, he ended up having to turn the machine upside down (there was probably easier way but he couldn't get anything else to work)
Since then, the washer works great but the door needs to be slammed shut 2-5 times in order for Door Lock to light and washer to start.  Then everything works fine.  We are concerned that if this isn't fixed, we will either get to a day when we can slam the door 100 times and it won't ever lock or that our clothes will be locked in and we won't be able to unlock it.  
Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Sounds like you need the electric "door interlock" replaced. It is a simple matter of seperating the front of the machine enough to unplug the interlock mechanism, remove the two screws holding the mechanism in place and remove it from the back, reverse the procedure to install the new "updated" replacement part (- Bosch #170935 btw. about $37.00 from Sears). - time: approx 1/2 hour if you aren't mechanically inclined.

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I suspect that when the washer was turned upside down , the door lock probably suffered some damage, and is probably the cause of your problem.
You could try spraying inside the lock with WD40, if that does not help, then I would suggest that you fit a new door lock.
Make sure the door sneck and handle are o/k.
Plz rate my solution.
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