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Broken door handle...

My problem is that I can't find another source to buy a broken door handle for my washer/dryer online.  I have contacted appliance desk at equator corporation and they say the handle can't be ordered for 3 or 4 weeks.  But, there must be another place to find the handle
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Re: broken door handle...

I have the same problem and I have a makeshift solution which I was able to do in 45 minutes and total cost was less than $1.

Step 1: Remove door from machine.
Step 2: Disassemble door with the two plastic donut shells. This means removing 6 or so flathead screws. Take care to note alignment of glass parts because they aren't perfect circles and only fit one way.
Step 3: Pull out pin that threads the spring and broken plastic handle remnant and metal latch piece.
Step 4: Discard broken plastic and replace the rest of the apparatus. The metal latch can move up and down, but that's ok.
Step 5: Purchase a paint-can opener:
Step 6: Re-attach door.
Step 7: You can use the paint-can opener to the right of the latch to lever-open and lever close the latch in order to open and close the door.

Cheap, easy. Not pretty at all. Definitely something your friends would make fun of you for doing, but it saves you $1,000 of a new machine, in this economy.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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Re: broken door handle...

I have THE same issue and some others with this same model .

May i ask how much the repair kit for the door handle was?? should be free since seems they made a poor design to start

right now I am so dissapointed I bought this thing .. it is difficult in every way and saves no energy that is for sure. Now i have no choice but to keep it and repair the door if possible.

thanks to all for the info and making finding the repair kit so easy !!!! i really appreciate all the posts here,

~ alison

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

Re: broken door handle...

Received door handle kit on Aug 6th, finally...

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Re: broken door handle...

I've figured out that the Equator EZ3612CEE combo washer/dryer is identical to the Spendide WDC6200CEE. Try calling Splendide for the door handle or other pasts.


Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Re: broken door handle...

I have the same problem, just spoke to customer service at appliancedesk, the handle (part # 082299) is still on backorder, with no ETA in sight. This is ridiculous. 

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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Called Appliance Desk at 1 800 776 3538 (yes, they have toll free number) on June 18 and talked to Gary Jackson.
He said there was a delay in production in Italy, but factory started manufacturing door handles already.
ETA is the second or third week of July.

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Try these sites: they should also have toll free numbers

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