Question about Smeg WD16BA Front Load Washer / Dryer
Hi, I have a Samsung B1215J wich is now out of waranty, I keep getting error door on display screen, the washer thinks the door is open when actualy it's closed.
The 1st time it happend I just released the door with the manual pull cord under the kick cover on the bottom of the washer wich solved the problem but this morning I smelt like burning and now even releasing the door manualy then closing it does not work anymore (the door still releases it just doesnt think its closed when actualy it is).
My guess is that it needs soldering some where as the smell was similar to a solder defect (from experience) but I cant say for definate?
Would it be possible for someone to take me through it, step by step as I do own a soldering iron and could also post pictures.
Or explain what part maybe needed to be replaced.
Thanks in advance Dan
It sounds like the same problem I had with mine, eventually I ended up pulling down on the door release chord so hard it snapped off inside! I've fixed it now so please read on...
WARNING! Before doing any of the following make sure you unplug the machine (or at least switch it off at the wall socket).
I got around the door problem by taking the top off the machine and then reaching down inside to the small white latch which the yellow chord hooks onto and then simply pushing down on it with a screw driver (you could do it by hand if you get your hand down far enough).
Ok so with the door open and soaking wet towels removed I set about removing the door seal from the outer rim of the machine (it's easy enough to remove, just ease your way around the edge tugging a bit as you go!). The seal is held on tight with a wire band which stretches tight with a spring, when you have loosened the rubber enough to reveal this take it off in order to completely free the outer edge from the machine. It is not necessary to remove the entire seal, you just need to be able to reach inside to get a hand to the door release mechanism (with the machine unplugged!). Remove the two screws retaining the release mechanism and then reach in and pull the mechanism through the gap in the seal.
Check the wires - I'm guessing they have probably burnt out at the connection point (at least this is what had happened to mine). Carefully remove each of the four wire connectors (taking note of which one connects to each pin). Now at this point you'll need to ***** the extent of the damage to the connectors and release mechanism. I made mine safe by using lots of electrical insulation tape however you might need to purchase a new door release mechanism and connector(s). You should be able to find a replacement mechanism online (about £45 as I write this) but you might need to make a few calls if you also need to replace the connectors.
How the connectors get to this state I'm not too sure, I suspect it might either be from the connector getting wet or possibly the connector overheats from the mechanism being stuck on somehow.
If you can rewire the connectors safely so there is no chance of shorting then simply re-assemble everything in reverse order. The hardest part I found was getting the wire band back on as it's quite a fiddle!
Good Luck! : )
Posted on Nov 18, 2010
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