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I have an LG WM12311FD washing machine which I have problems opening the door. I have read earlier answers but am unsure of which part needs replacing. Have looked at spare part web-site and don't know whether problem is caused by faulty door handle, door catch, or the door interlock system. If either of the first two I'm sure I could fix myself. Actually pulled the door apart yesterday just in case something loose and easilly fixed. Things looked OK, reassembled door but problem still exists. Will pull apart again today (once current load finished and I can get door open again) to actually compare components with web-site parts. If it is the door interlock system actually on the body of the machine is this something I could replace myself or should I call in a qualified person to sort out?

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  • cmnicholls27 Nov 03, 2010

    Have managed to answer this myself after taking door apart again. Detected a fine split in the plastic at the catch end of the door handle. Have ordered a replacement, only £6.49 plus postage from UK website. Saved myself a tidy sum I think! In the meantime I will continue to open using pallette knife (didn't have any luck using shoe lace). Thank you FixYa!

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SOURCE: Washing Machine Door will not open

these door locks usually work with solenoids (sp) if you unplug the machine

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unplug it.
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reach down inside and feel a plastic sensor/release behind where the latch is.
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you need to buy a new 'handle'. to open the door for the time being, disconnect power and then use a coat hangar to pull the latch towards you, ie. outwards

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1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Remove the front lower kick panel.
3. Reach up along the inside of the front panel and locate the bottom of the door latch assembly.
4. Located on the bottom of the door latch assembly is a tear-drop shaped tab.
5. Gently pull the tab down about quarter inch or until a click is heard.
6. The door may now be opened. Your door lock is broken; actually you have to wait 2 minutes after the wash is over to try the door. If you cannot have access through under the machine, you can try through the top. Some models have a cord behind the dispenser tray.


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SOURCE: unable to open door

Hi,

Remove the top cover, and release the door catch from inside the washer, you will probably need a screwdriver or similar to do do this.You will need to replace the door catch and spring, and possibly the door lock, as it may break when you force the door open.

Thank you !!

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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