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AEG Lavamat 72620 door does not open

I can only open the door using the emergency unlock knob. I have replaced the door interlock and the problem still exists. Any suggestions welcome. Thanks, David

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  • jersey gerry Dec 19, 2007

    Have the same problem but have concluded that the release button has a mal function in both direction for opening and closing.

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It seems that your problem is with the lid switch and it should be replaced. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. You have to raise the top of the washer to get to the switch. Good luck!

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The most likely cause of your problem is that the 'interlock' has malfunctioned and needs to be replaced.
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    This is late for you, and probably you've done something already --- but.

    The door lock is easily replaced. It works with a little heater inside it that is supposed to delay the unlocking by pushing on a tiny lever that prevents the lock from sliding to unlock.

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