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Washing machine stops working when door light goes out part way through cycle. I have to switch off and restart by giving door a thump. This seems to happen mostly during rinse cycle, but sometimes drum does not turn and it just fills with water. When it does work it washes, spins and will also dry. I always have to start machine with a thump to door. Any suggestions, please.

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  • mobrien663 May 06, 2010

    Thanks for your prompt reply. The washing machine is a Zanussi WDJ 1500 washer/dryer. I cannot find the nylon band around the front door seal.

    I think you are right in your suggestion that I contact my local serviceman.

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Hello,
I do not know the model of your machine but if you have to keep hitting the door then I would most certainly suspect that the door switch is the fault.
If you are handy with DIY.Then you could replace this switch yourself.Make sure the power is off,remove the nylon band around the front door seal,If it is an Electrolux machine remove the 2 screws holding the switch remove plug or if seperate wires make note of where they were on switch.Fit new switch and refit door rubber and the nylon clamp compress with big pliars and run machine.If switch is left as it is you could end up damaging the Programmer.If not sure I would get the local service man to call out.
Hope this helps.

Good Luck.

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