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Door problem Hi, my wd63 washing machine will not run unless I put pressure at the top of the door. Would I be right in thinking there is a problem with the door sensor or seal? The machine is 5 years old.Thanks

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    Many thanks!!!! Sorted quite easily - even for a girl!!!

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Hi from the uk kath ? you correct in your diagnosis! and is a common problem as machine ages there is a micro switch/delay switch where the door latches ok? if you unplug power from machine then remove the top screws from rear panel (these also hold top panel ) then lift top panel and pull back slightly you can lift top off ?ok now look inside machine where door latches ? you should see the m/delay switch with an elec plug/wires attached ? unplug then undo the screws that secure the switch and lift out the prob with switch is because it is fibre/plastic it gets stiff due to wear/dust so use some wd40 and spray it all around the plunger of switch and work it manually by hand in/out you will know when it operates freely! then dry and refit switch and elec plug/wires (almost forgot !do all this with dooropen on machine sorry ) then reassemble panels and secure reconnect power put some washing in for testing then push door closed gently at the point where release handle is ? always close at this point ? select wash type then start ! your machine will/should start wash cycle ok ? if it does? then congratulations! you have saved $$$$s then when cycle has finished completely ! wait untill light goes off (this is the switch delay ) then you will find door opens easily ? hope this helps and inspires you ? any problems e mail back best wishes from the n/west uk

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  • silver top Mar 03, 2009

    WHOSE A CLEVER GIRL THEN ?? well done ! saved a few bob or $$$s thanks for update very much appreciated ! hope instruction's were helpful? if you req any info on other diy or problems with autos you want to diy and save money no problem the impossible we can achieve but miracles take a little longer ? so always think the positive waves!best wishes from n/west uk

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