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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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See the mechanical parts,damage and chek the sensor.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced door seal now door is difficult to close.

Sometimes, it is hard to close door after fitting a new seal.
Make sure you have got it fitted correctly round the flange on the front of the cabinet, and that the retaining clamp is securely fastened.
Try smearing the door glass with washing up liquid, this can help to close the door more easily
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Posted on Feb 13, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a hotpoint ultima

I have this exact problem. it starts during a cycle or after and then although the door locks the light to say it is only briefly flickers on and it will not let the cycle start. I have fixed this several times but am not sure how. I replaced the part that engages the lock even though the lock works and checked the control board at the bottom to see if it had blown anything (earth or components ect) and it was ok for a week or so. It did it again, I checked the connectors again on the control board again and once again it started ok. Again it did it, this time I thought that there was nothing obvious with the control board, unless a dry solder joint which I could not see, so I just tipped the washer forward onto its front as I had been doing to get to the control board and again the washer started.
Now this washer is rubbish in my opinion with anything to do with blockages, as it used to get F error codes that I solved by cleaning the pump. now I concluded that tipping it forward could be dislodging a blockege so have just this minute decided to check the pump, even though its not a F code error, and found a ridged piece of grass stopping the ball in the black rubber going to the pump from doing its job. I have removed it so fingers crossed this is the problem and not some relay on the control board. Try tipping it forward and clean the pump out while its over, let us know on here if it solves your problem also to be conclusive this is the issue.

Posted on Sep 05, 2010

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SOURCE: de error on my lg washing machine

LG WFT70A37ECT Top load washing machine, showing DE error... even door is close still showing this error. that is the solution... really appriciate... thanx

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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SOURCE: my washing machine says door opened even i closed the door it' always says opened

Sounds like a sticky or broken lid switch. Over time, detergent and dirt can settle in and around the switch, causing it to stick or disabling it altogether. Try pushing the switch in manually to see if the door open warning goes out.

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Bendix800 Machine wont start when door is closed over , unless slamed !

Assuming it works OK when the door is slammed shut;
You have 1 of 3 potential problems:
1. The door hinges are failing & when you push the door closed, the latch isn't lining-up with the keeper.
You can test this by lifting the door slightly as you close it & the push it closed as you normally would.
If that works, you just need new door hinges.
2. The latch on the door is failing.
It might be loose, in which case it might just need the screws tightening-up, or it might be damaged & need replacing.
3. The keeper inside the machine, which the latch locks into, isn't working properly.
It might be loose & need re-locating or the screws tightening up.
The electric terminals might be corroded & need cleaning & possibly tightening-up.
The keeper might be faulty & need replacing.

The keeper is inside the machine & you will need to remove the access panels to get at it. DO NOT remove any panels or do any work on the machine until it has been unplugged from the power-supply.
Best of luck.

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I cant get the door to close and lock? I just moved it. Is there a trick to this?

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Washer is not working?

Most likely solution: The door latch assembly. When the door closes, the internal latch electronics must "sense" that the door is closed, but sometimes doesn't. When it correctly senses a closed door, it "locks" the door (electronically) and the door can't be opened until the machine has been OFF for about 100 secs. If the door doesn't "lock" when closed, it's just not sensing that it's closed. Solution: Close the door a bit more forcefully. I've seen cases where the door would need to be closed pretty hard, 3-4 times before it "locked". Once it senses the door is closed, and locks, the machine operates normally. The latch assy can be replaced, but often develops the same problem, eventually. Slamming the door won't hurt it.

Jun 18, 2015 | Malber WD2000 Front Load Washer / Dryer

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W6444 washing machine door won't close

Try some WD40 spray on the door and lock. Just a bit. Try closing and opening the door. The machine should be in the <off> position.

Mar 16, 2013 | Asko W6021 Front Load Washer

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Samsung sensor quick P801 can't close the door. The main front door can not be close easily. I take me 6 to 7 try to close it. Sometime I need to slap the door firmly. The Door seem to be close but just...

you should not be able to open or close the door with the washer ON. You must first shut off machine before closing the door, then turn the machine ON, this should lock the door closed. to open the door, you must shut the machine OFF, then the door should open easily. Follow the directions in the manual... you can Download the owners manual here, in your language of choice; Follow the link below. just copy and paste it into you browsers window.

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Jan 24, 2011 | Samsung Washing Machines

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There is power going to the washing machine but only sometimes the door lock indicater light turns on when the switch is on and the door is closed. The machine will work when the indicater is on and...

hi Sandra.
Yes it could be the interlock.

power is passed through the interlock on to the rest of the machine. The actual latching shut of the door is a simple spring-loaded mechanism where the latch just slips into the door catch and the door stays closed. Locking the door is a separate process.
go to this link and it should help you find out if it is or not.

How washing machine door interlock work How to test

Dec 14, 2017 | Candy CN136 Front Load Washer

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De error on my lg washing machine, machine is working fine, now i have a door error which means the door is not closed but it is closed i know there is a way to override the problem

LG WFT70A37ECT Top load washing machine, showing DE error... even door is close still showing this error. that is the solution... really appriciate... thanx

Jun 27, 2010 | LG WM-1480FHD Front Load Washer

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When I press the start button on my dryer it depresses but the dryer doesn't start. What si wrong?

Are you certain the door is closed? If it is closed, you may have a defective, loose or broken door switch. The machine will not start if it thinks the door is open. You say it is closed and it may well be closed. If the switch doesn't tell the machine the door is colosed, as far as the machine is concerned, the door is open. You will probably have to remove the top and/or front of the machne to check this out.

Let me know if this works for you.


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