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Door wont open on Hotpoint WM51 First Edition

The door latch cover on my washing machine is broken in half and recently the door burst open a couple of times half way through a spin cycle, so I decided to replace it. Last night I fitted the replacement (http://www.tdspares.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=lck1019) and closed the door to test it. The door closed fine but then it wouldnt open! I tugged and tugged at it and still it wouldnt budge. In the end I had to push a screwdriver between the door and the machine to poke at the latch to open it. Im now starting to think that the original door latch cover was broken in a similar circumstance - the door wouldnt open and the previous owners tugged at it until it snapped. Can anyone suggest why the door wont open?

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This is a common and easily fixed problem. The door should NOT be opened after the wash is completed. You have to wait for AT LEAST 2 minutes to try the door, do not use force. There is a built in mechanism for most front loaders to delay the door opening, so be patient.
In your case you might have already damaged the door lock, so replace. You are lucky if the door can be opened after the lock sign goes off - otherwise you just have to change the door lock.
Click if helped.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

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Hi. Try un-pluging machine,take off top lid slide your hand down between casing and drum until you find lock, then try flicking door casp while trying to open door gentely. when open replace door lock before using again.

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I have just had exactly the same problem. 10 seconds of washing, fuse blew, replaced it, cycle completed but now the door lock is stuck on. Like you I tried a new cycle but this has done nothing. In the end (and I'm not suggesting that this a remedy to the problem) I unplugged the machine - pulled the door handle til a gap appeared at the top of the door and forced it open by working a pair of scissors in to the gap and pulling. Of course as soon as I shut the door again and turned on the power the lock light came straight back on the and the door was locked tight. Sorry but this is the best I have come up with short of calling some one out.

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there r 2 ways to get the door open 1)use a normal knife and place in front of the door handle push it in and it should open 2)pull the plug out take the lid off now place your hand down to where the catch goes into the washer using your fingers u should be able to pop it open with a bit off fiddling

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My Aqualtis just stopped mid program with F-05 on the display. This is apparently a failure to drain properly. I was luckily able to hold the power button to cancel the current program drain the water out (very slowly) and empty the machine.
THIS IS HOW I RESOLVED MY PROBLEM.
Disconnect the machine from the mains. Turn off the water supply to the machine. Disconnect the cold water pipe from the machine at the top corner.(Watch out for some water) Remove the drain hose from where you have it going to.  Pull the machine out and lay it gently down on the left side panel (use a towel to protect the side and absorb any water). Then, from the now exposed underside there is a black rubber pipe connected to the pump (black) coming from the main drum. Use some pliers to pinch the steel spring that clamps the hose in place and remove. Then using your fingers (there is nothing sharp in there) see if you can find any blockage.
I REMOVED: A pound coin, a dairylea slice wrapper and a piece of kinder bueno packet.
Carefully replace the black hose making sure it is fully on. Replace the drain hose, reconnect the water pipe and turn the water back on. (check to see it's dry with no leaks). Plug it in, turn on and that for me was it. Job Done.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Hotpoint WM51 Washing Machine keeps tripping the electric

I had this problem; it was the motor arthing out on the body. It took a repair man half an hour to sort and it cost me £35. Hope this helps. Domo.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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