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Door handle on hotpoint vtd00p broken.

Door handle on hotpoint vtd00p tumble dryer broken. How do I open door?

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    The handle has broken how do I open the dorr?

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Remove top cover and force door open from inside with along handled srewdriver or similar.
You may damage door lock in process, but you do not have any other options.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

Testimonial: "Advice confirmed top could be got off. Once this done it is possible to strip off a side panel and access the lock by hand. Door open without damage."

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