Has anyone reversed the door swing on this type (or similar) model of Zanussi, it all looks straight-forward until you get to remove the door latch, when it seems you have to remove side panel or inner plastic rim to get at it from behind. (Anyone doing/has done the job will know what I mean)
Any tips would be much appreciated!
just reversed the doors in 15-20 mins. It worked for me. You do need to be a competent DIYer to do this.
If in doubt, do now't. Get in an engineer
Disconnect from mains (obviously)
Remove top using 7mm nut driver/spanner
Remove 2 cross-head screws holding the door - Door will come away from dryer.
Remove 2 cross-head screws holding the white top and bottom blanking plates
pull out the switch blanking plate
Locate the PINK wires connecting the switch/latch mechanism inside the dryer at the top. This will be taped to a blue wire.
Unscrew the 2 smaller cross-head screws holding the latch/switch assembly whilst holding the pink wire to stop the mechanism dropping inside the dryer.
Pull up the latch mechanism and unravel the black tape holding it to the blue wire.
Drop the latch assembly down the lefthand side of the dryer and refit using the 2 small cross-head screws.
Retape to the blue wier and feed the PINK wires through the plastic retainers.
Fit the white blanking plates to the RIGHT handside of the door opening.
Swap the hinges and the switch latch on the door (don't lose the spring !!!, refitting the hinge blanking plates(ease these out with a small flathead screwdriver covered witha bit of insulating tape to avoid damage.)
Fit the door using the 2 cross-head screws you have left
Refit the top.
Connect to the mains and switch on to the sound of £80 you have just saved yourself !!
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hi not sure if you've had a reply but when my zanussi main oven stopped working i just changed the element (purchased from e bay).
open oven door and the back you will see 4 screws(basically 4 corners) remove these screws and you will see the element, pretty straight forward to remove, obviously fan wont work until you have heat (hopefully fan ok) you can give this a go, cheaper than buying a new oven. i have done this twice. hope this helps.
Tony, this is a simple procedure and you just need a medium sized phillips head screwdriver. Start by opening the door and removing the two phillips screws that attach the hinge to the machine. Remove the door by lifting up and out. Next, remove the two screws that that you will now see (previously hidden under the door hinge that you just removed). Now, go to the opposite side and remove the two screws that hold the door latch and pull out the plastic latch insert. Also, remove the two screws located (about 4 inches) above and below the latch insert. Now simply reverse the process by securing the plastic latch on the left side along with the two screws (top and bottom). Before securing the door on the right side, lay it down and remove the screw that is used to hang the door (within a slotted hole on the machine) and move it to the top of the hinge (you will see a hole for it). Now simply hang the door on the right side of the machine, and firmly secure it with the remaining two screws. Your door should move freely and latch securely.
yes any door swing can be reversed.take a good look and you will see the screws covered up with plastic covers .the door has to be removed first but check it out and you will see its not a big job get everything ready and it can be done within 10 minutes.adrian,,,,
There is a metal clip which is what gives the plastic latch the strength to hold the door clip when pushed in - this is what the hangup is.
There are plastic tabs on the top and bottom which pop out easily, but the metal tabs on the sides have wings that stop the clip from pulling out - so you either have to use a small flat screwdriver to hook the wings to pull past the metal hole it's pushed into (slowly toggling between sides) - or remove the control panel and squeeze the clip with pliers from the rear (inside).
I've just done this moments ago - however, I was stopped when I now realize the hinge doesn't mirror and thus I guess a "reverse" kit is needed - unfortunately nobody seems to have knowledge of such a kit... does anyone else know if a reverse kit is available?
hi dan. on the sliding door,if you look at the art of the door frame where it latches,you will see 3 or 4 screws that hold the latch in place. with wear these will either become loose,or even though feel tight,will allow te latch to shift positions. loosen the screws,adjust the latch forward or back until it latches. then remove the screws and apply loc-tite to the threads to keep this from happening again.
Unbolt and remove the inside door latch and remove the latch panel
Disconnect the door latch control linkage and, if equipped, wiring
harness. Remove the control panel.
If equipped with manual windows, remove the window crank handles.
Remove the armrest lower retaining screws and swing the armrest
downward to disengage the upper retaining clip. Pull the armrest
straight out from the door panel.
Starting at the bottom of the door panel, use a flat tool, such as
a wood spatula, pry out the panel-to-door frame retaining pins by
levering right up against the pin. If a forked-end tool is available,
use one. These pins are easy to rip out of the trim panel.
Installation is the reverse of removal. A firm hit with the heel
of your palm is usually enough to drive the retainers into the holes in
the door panel. Make sure that the retainer is directly over the hole
before knocking it in, or it may be damaged.