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Zanussi FX 1265 W, Aquacycle 1200 Door Problem, won't lock.

When I close the door and select the programme, the machine try's to lock the door, like normal. However the door lock then clicks 3 times, no sign of the orange light either. It then stops, and the green light flashes and machine beeps 4 times.

The booklet indicates that the door is open. I've replaced the interlock with a new one. All connections at the door seem good, the screws are tight but I'm still getting the same problem. The door also seems to be correctly aligned.

The old interlock is faulty as you can see where the bi metal strip has overheated and the plastic casing is slightly discoloured.

Any ideas ??
Cheers John.

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  • jdarcyj Feb 05, 2008

    Thanks it worked a treat 100 % !!

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  • nikky471 Mar 05, 2009

    before i buy a new interlock could someone explain to me where where the bi metal strip is ? i want to check to see if it has overheated by checking to see if the plastic casing is slightly discoloured.

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Take a look at this link.
I have found that a lot of front loaders use the same control board manufacturer with the same solder failure issue.
try the section where you pull up on the white connecter with black wires as it is the easiest to verify the issue

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SOURCE: zanussi aquacycle 1200 interlock problem BIMETAL STRIP?

1. Unplug washer.
2. Remove the outer portion of the door bellow. This is the gray rubber boot around the door. Feel around the edge of the door bellow where it attaches to the front of the washer. You will find a wire retaining hoop in the seam between the rubber and the front case. Follow this wire hoop to the bottom of the door bellow and you will find a tension spring. Carefully, stretch this spring apart and remove the wire hoop.
3. Pull the rubber bellow from the door facing on the front of the washer being careful not to rip or tear it. Once removed, fold the rubber backwards inside the drum so you can access behind the front panel. DO NOT remove the rubber bellow from the wash tub.
4. The door latch assembly is located behind the front panel of the washer on the right hand side. Locate and remove the three screws on the washer front that hold the door latch assembly in place. The whole assembly should come free from the washer front and be held by a plastic mounting bracket and several wire connectors.
5. Carefully remove the latch assembly from the plastic mounting bracket BEFORE attempting to unplug any wires. It makes it much easier to access if you do.
6. Unplug the wire connectors using care not to break any of the wires. You may want to write them down, but I believe they will only plug into their respective slots.
7. Remove the old door latch and install the new one in the reverse order of the steps I just presented to you. Plug the wires back in first, then place the whole assembly back into the plastic mounting bracket, and then reattach to the front of the washer.
8. Now, when you get the reinstalling the rubber door boot, you may want to get the assistance of a second pair of hands as it can be difficult sometimes to manipulate the wire retainer back into place. Carefully reattach the rubber bellow to the door facing on the front of the washer first.
9. Starting at the top of the door bellow at the 12 o'clock position begin inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Work your way around with both hands to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. (This is where you could use those second pair of hands). While holding a slight downward tension on the wire hoop to keep it in place, pull the tension spring apart enough to snap the remaining part of the hoop into place at the bottom. Once you've completed these steps make sure the door closes and latches properly. NEVER slam a door with an electronic latch. They can break easily.

Now plug the washer back in and test operate. NOTE: You can run diagnostics on these washers by referring to the tech sheet provided by the manufacturer. The tech sheet is located behind the lower panel under the door, or along the interior cabinet walls. Included, are instructions on how to run diagnostics and troubleshooting tips associated with the list of fault codes. It is recommended that this tech sheet remain inside the washer to prevent it from being lost.


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