Question about LG WM Washing Machines
Latch is broken off and I want to know if I can buy the part and replace my self?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Could be rubber door boot needs replacing. I am in the midst of replacing mine because door won't stay closed and buzzer sounds till I hold in door.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Unfortunately, the "door latch assembly" is what you would need. It comes with a new concrete front tub counter weight which is redesigned to not be able to contact the door latch switch on out of balance spins. It is also a lot of work to replace. (you can not get just the little plastic part) Please don't rate this solution, as anything but a Fix-Ya lowers my score, and I know you don't want to shoot the messenger.
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
SOURCE: Broken door latch
Why do you want to fish it out, the door might malfunction. I suggest you change the door lock mechansim, can do it your self.
Sites for spares:
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Run a shoelace between the door and the face of the washing machine, starting at the top, over the latch on the middle of the right hand side and down to the bottom.
Pull both ends of the shoelace towards the hinge on the left.
This pulls open the latch with NO DAMAGE and allows access to the screws that remove the latch mechanism. Easily ordered and installed with two screws and a plug to reattach.
LG give no support or reference to this easy procedure in their manual. SHAME!
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
SOURCE: door won't close/lock
Just had the same issue. The latch, which rotates up and forward, is spring-loaded towards the rear. If 'tripped' to closed position, it cannot rotate back down until it's carrier/hinge slides slightly forward. I bent a sturdy wire into a long 'U', then bent both ends down (~3/8in) and slightly outward to hook over the latch-hinges and pull both sides gently (its plastic) forward, while rotating the latch downward with a small screwdriver. be careful to keep what appears to be a brown plastic button raised, if it pops down from above the latch. Yes, having 4 hands would help, but the 'U' wire can pull from behind the two outer edges with one finger. Once the latch rotates down, release tension on the 'U' wire and extricate it - problem solved.
Jon (We don need no steenkin manuals)
'Build a more idiot-proof machine, and the universe will build a better idiot.'
"We don't take no s*** from no machines."
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Posted on Dec 19, 2010
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Hello zabbster - Typically the DR or DO error code indicates that the door switch is not closed. Make sure that the door lock is completely closed. If the door is closed, make sure the door latch is not broken. If the latch is broken, you may possibly need to replace the door lock switch.
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