The door to my WFMC3200 is open, but the latch is closed, so I can't close the door. I followed another post on this site, pulling on the latch, holding the door lin in to fool washer into starting, but when I stopped the washer, even though I heard the latch "unlock" as it normally does, the latch bar remain in the way. I've looked inside the service door at the bottom right and there is a wire with a loop on the bottom. Is this a release wire for the latch? I had a tech out this week for same problem and he temporarily fixed it, but latch felt more resistant afterwards.
any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Door Open, Door Latch Locked
Yes that loop is the release. if you pull push it and its stiff , spray some wd 40 in the unit . its likely binding against the plastics. so just spray away and wait a few mins. many folks says lubing it is a fix.
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Which door? Will the door close and not latch or will the door not quite close and bangs as you try to close it. Have a look inside the latch to see if the latch is in the locked position. If it is, pull on the door handel and use your finger to release the latch into the open position. If latch is in the open position, check the striker attached to the door jamb to make sure the screws have not come loose and allowing the striker to move causing the door to not properly close
Not enough information for an exact diagnosis so check the following: If the door is sagging so the latch won't grab the post on the body, that post is adjustable. You'll need a special socket to do that. Autozone lends tools. If the door latch is out of sync....latch is closed while the door is open then open the door using the outside handle. That will open the latch so it will function correctly. If neither of these suggestions address the problem then be a little more specific in describing your problem so we can be better prepared to help.
that would happen to me and my sisters almost regularly when I was younger. Simply pull the greasy latch open with your finger while operating the door latch that would normally open the door. If its too tough for a finger, which it should not be and never was for me then you could use a screwdriver to pry it, but obviously nothing will happen if you do not pull the door latch at the same time.
There should be a type of hook inside the hole where the door latches to the machine. Hold the handle up and rotate the hook latch so the open side is pointing towards the machine. The click you heard was the latch that holds the door closed moving to the closed position when the door was open, and it needs to be in the release position.
Check the latch mechanism on the side of the door away from the hinge. The easiest way I can think of to do this is to push a large bolt (about the same size as the door latch pin on the frame) into the latch mechanism to simulate the door closing action. The latch should close over the bolt and not allow you to pull the bolt out in the door open direction unless you open the door handle.
If the latch works properly, check the door alignment to make sure it is actually engaging the pin.
use a large screwdriver,tire iron or a wooden spoon[?] inserted into the 'hole'between the latch levers,where the post should be.lift door latch as if to open door,pull/pry latch 'ears' open.if they don't stay in place when opened fully,latch may be broken.
It sounds to me ( correct me if I'm wrong ) like the door latch on the side vertical edge of the door is in the LOCKED POSITION. In order to unlock it perform the following. First electrically with the LOCK button UNLOCK the locks. Now with one hand hold the OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE IN THEOPEN POSITION, while at the same time FLIPPING OPEN THE LATCH. All Done . Now you can close the door. Hope this helps
if you can opperate the latch use something to make sure the jaws are open should close then or try adjusting the latch or post the trouble with it opening in the first place may have been a miss adjusted latch this also may be why it wont close