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Lg wm1280fhd Spring loaded door catch

I have a new door handle cant remember how spring should be positioned on door.. can you help/

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  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones Apr 28, 2008

    The door handle snapped. I have a new one but because it came apart as i unscrewed the door, i have no idea how to replace the door handle/catch-spring. The spring maintains a constant pressure on the metal catch that goes into machine porthole to lock it in place. The spring-catch and handle are in the door of the machine. Dee

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones Apr 28, 2008

    I am in the uk, would that make a difference?

    Intello washer dd

    model number..WM1280fhd. Thanx Dee.

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones Apr 28, 2008

    You have the same model number but as a washer dryer.. i.e

    WD-1280 fhd! looks the same? Dee

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones Apr 29, 2008

    Will do. Will get organised and take pics post them to you. Do you want pics of machine also or just handle , door and bits?

    Thanx Dee

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones May 01, 2008

    I don't seem to be able to send you pics , any tips? Dee

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones May 01, 2008

    Hi , don't seem to be able to send you pics . any tips...? Dee

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones May 01, 2008

    Perhaps you have an e-mail address i can send pics to?? i know how to do that! dee

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones May 01, 2008

    Hey CoolTech,

    I did it!......5 minutes peace and quiet and i solved it.

    I could not work out how to get the tension on the spring, but that tension happens when the rest of the door is replaced! Thanx so much for your interest though.

    Regards Dee... Happy For Now!!

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones May 01, 2008

    Hey CoolTech, I solved it!!.... 5minutes peace and quiet, and i did it.

    Couldn't work out how to get the spring to tension on the door catch, that happens when you replace the rest of the door!!

    Thanx so much for your intrest though would have still been sitting here waiting for a solution if you had not asked for photos! thanx.....Dee x

  • Davina Jones
    Davina Jones May 02, 2008

    Ha Ha!! you too, once again thanx. Dee

  • Richard Lew May 11, 2010

    Explain what the problem was that required you to replace this part.

    Also, which part are you talking about??  The door handle or the door catch or the door latch??


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This one is hard because I don't have any information about your model #.  Are you sure the model # is correct??

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  • Richard Lew Apr 29, 2008

    Dee,  I can't find the model number listed with LG.  But I'm not ready to give up just yet.  Can you send me pics of what you have??  I will try and work with you that way.

  • Richard Lew Apr 29, 2008

    Just the new handle and parts and the door where the handle is supposed to go into.  

  • Richard Lew May 02, 2008

    I'm glad that you were able to resolve the issue.  I had faith that you could do it!!!  Now I can go to sleep peacefully tonight knowing that you can finally have clean clothes once again.  ;)

    Take care and have a great weekend.


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