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Door opens mid cycle??!

My Zanussi Progress ZWG3121 model washing machine has a problem whereby the door flings open mid cycle when on a 1200rpm spin.

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Posted on Aug 22, 2013

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SOURCE: Front loader AWM 6100 - door open light flashes and won't wash

I think it may have try and get your local engineer out to have a quick look tell your thinking of buying new and what price can he supply 4. and you like a free estimate .

Posted on Feb 11, 2010

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SOURCE: WASHING MACHINE DOOR WONT OPEN

Call the manufacture it will be under warranty if it's only 6 months old as the machine will have to be torn down to get to the defective switch, just the top will have to come off if your lucky.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Washing machine door wont open

well, Either clip on the door is faulty or its the door interlock in which the door locks into easily replaced by undoing the clip pullling back the door rubber and replacing ..

Posted on May 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Washing Machine Door won't open

I had the same problem. I went through all the steps on this thread to no avail. Finaly I just pryed the thing open - with no damage, thank goodness.

Once open I saw that the latch in the door didn't move when I pulled the handle. The problem it seems was in the latch on the door itself. If you end up this problem and want to get wet clothes out, just stick a flat-head screwdriver, behind the door latch into the horseshoe-shaped metal bit and lever it open - no prying necessary.

Not sure how I'm going to fix this permantely but at least I got my wet clothes out and can do laundry as long as I keep the screwdriver near by.

To fix - I'll either need to figure out how to disassemble the door and replace the latch mechanism, or just buy a whole new door.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: zanussi fl884 door will not open

Try http://www.partmaster.co.uk/cgi-bin/catalogue.pl?section=10422 For parts they have lots on there and very good service,think they will deliver to ireland as is a U.K company

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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