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Machine will not start wash door open light comes on when door is fully shut

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  • rainbow26 Mar 18, 2008

    the door does fully lock

  • rainbow26 Mar 18, 2008

    sorry the door doesn't fully lock it can be opened after pressing the start button

  • Terry Knapper
    Terry Knapper May 11, 2010

    Is the door actually locking or can it be opened after pressing the start button?

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UNPLUG THE APPLIANCE - Hi sorry about the delay - the door needs to lock before anything will work - So - Either the door lock is faulty or the circuitry to the door is faulty.
The door lock is not too difficult to replace. Engineers reach it by going through the front ( where the door seal connects onto the front panel)

The lock connects directly to the Timer/circuit board so if it is not the lock it will be the timer board.
Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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