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Amana Sofsound 1 door will not open

For the last month, the release handle would not open easily. Not it won't open at all.

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You will be able to open the door by unplugging machine, remove top cover and look down to door. YOu will see a cable running from door latch up towards the motor.

This cable will need adjusting.

Either that or the door latch is broken/scratched.

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Posted on Jul 31, 2010

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