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Its hard to describe how the spring sits, but you have to remember that the catch must be in tension so that it always engages in the lock. there is only one way that it will do this, so im afraid its going to need a lot of patience and trial and error.
if you go to the e-spares website, there maybe a video tutorial.
the doors can be dismantled and a new handle fitted. if you go to google. type in the make, model and end it with spares, it should come up with companies that supply parts. in the uk i use espares.
changing it can be fiddly but take pictures as you strip the door down so you get the pin, catch, handle and retaining spring in the right positions
I had to replace part No 8182408 - the washing machine door handle. There is a plastic bar in the middle of the assembly that broke because the door was opened too hard.
There are two springs, the latch, and the plastic piece that brings it all together. The smaller spring is the key, call it the L spring. It is shaped like an L and goes around the ends of the latch. The other spring is the larger and straight and goes around the tops of the plastic piece. The straight spring goes in with the crossbar facing on the outside of the washer. The latch with the L spring fits in between the plastic crossbar with the U shaped end pressing against the latches inside bar. The antenna of the L spring needs to wrap around the plastic bar and fit inside the straight spring bar. This applies pressure on the latch to stay closed. When the handle is pulled, it releases the pressure and allows you to open the door. The Metal bar is used to hold all the pieces together and once you have the alignment right, put it back into the door with the straight spring antenna tucked in the spots on the door, as well as the metal bar ends. Screw in the two spots that holds the assembly in place and you will be set. The door should open and shut easily.
I do not think it is the door lock that is faulty, more likely to be a weak or broken door spring or broken door catch.
I would replace these first,and then if it is still the same, then replace the door lock.
To replace the spring and or handle catch, undo all the screws that secure the 2 halves of the door, and prize apart the 2 halves,
Replace the spring and catch, reassemble the door.
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it's not an easy job to replace a door handle, but to release it for the door to open, turn off the machine at the outlet and unplug. Take the top of the machine off and slide your hand down to the door catch. Depending which type of catch it is, you should either be able to push down a small lever on top or push up a small lever on the bottom or the door catch.
It takes another set of hands to stretch and hold the spring in place at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. With the spring held in place in this manner, pull the remaining portion of the spring straight down at the 6 o'clock position with one hand and hold it while working the rest of the spring into the groove with the other hand. This is the toughest part of replacing these door seals, but it works better with two people. Please let me know if you need further assistance. I hope this helps you.