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Ariston AWD 120 Door Handle is Loose

Any one else have problems with the handle on the door of the Ariston AWD 120? My clothes are being held hostage by poor design as the door is locked. I have run it through an extra cycle with no luck of the door opening. The previous person living in the condo and myself have both encountered problems with the handle on the Ariston. I called ABT where it was purchased and learned the manufacturer is out of business and ABT doesn't have any of their parts. So I am considering whether I want to pay someone $200 to tell me they need a part they don't have. If there is some trick that can fix the loose handle I would appreciate it. Unfortunately the washer's manual doesn't explain how to handle this handle problem.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    my problem handle is I can't open

  • Quela May 05, 2008

    I am having a problem opening my door to the Ariston washer -dryer combo. has anyone found a viable solution to get the door opened?

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I have the same problem and have paid to have the door replaced only to encounter the same problem again. This product is terrible.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    My problem is the same. I can't open the door. Ariston AW120. It's terrible. Nobody can fix it, bcs they don't have parts.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I have an Ariston washing machine AVD 129 SK and I would like to replace the door seal (gasket). However, I have encountered problems while trying to remove the front of the machine (in order to get to the inner retaining wire). My question is whether it's actually possible to remove the front on this particular model? I've managed to take off the door lock (interlock), but the front still won't come off. Can anybody tell me 1) if it's possible to remove the front and - if so - 2)how to proceed?



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Unplug it.
open the top lid.
reach down inside and feel a plastic sensor/release behind where the latch is.
towards the left center of that sensor, feel for a metallic manual release (you'll just feel the nub of it).
Push this in and to the side to manually release the door lock.
Call Ariston and complain about this common problem.

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

  • bmac_ak
    bmac_ak Jan 14, 2012

    Guest! You are brilliant- that's the ticket!
    Had to use a small phillips on the knob on the AWD129- horrible design.
    Thanks a million for the skookum advice.



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