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Washer won't run

It seems the door of the washer doe't close properly - when I push against the door the washer will run!!!  Help!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh dear! I hope you aren't having to hold the door closed against several gallons of water while you type!

 

This is almost certainly a fault with the door catch. Check with a torch that you can see the catch inside the hole and there isn't a piece of broken plastic. Also look at the part on the door for damage and that it operates properly when you pull the handle, it should also spring back. Check that the parts have not become loose or worn.

The only other thing that comes to mind is the interlock switch which stops the machine until the door is shut, it may need adjusting due to wear or has become loose with the vibration

Hope that was some help!

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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Just buy a new washer.

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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