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Indesit front loader washing machine model wi 121

While I was abroad, a couple of weeks ago someone used my washing machine and must have "forced" the front loading door to open with the result of wickening the system/spring? which allows the door to open... the machine washes great but the door will not open/is stuck... and I have a load in it... Not happy... but most of all need a bit of help if possible before I call a service man: I live in the country and it will not only take time (I have not got) and money (I have even less!) ANY IDEA HOW TO OPEN THE DOOR??? Kind regards Cecile: carsacbutefrog@hotmail.com

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  • carsac Jul 01, 2008

    I have done what was suggested:start again a new cicle... but the door will not open in the end. the little "flap: behind the main handle of door is "soft" to the touch and does not allow the "click" required to open the door... what to do next. Regards cecile.

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I will provide you the best link to help you to try your self before calling a service technician
it will help you to solve your problems with diagrams and step by step instructions.

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you just have to place the arrow of your mouse on the parts and the names will appear and you can find how to fix your problem.

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The door seal is damaged which causing this problem, you need to replace the seal in order to open the door freely, you need to fix the seal in order open the door.............




Good luck...

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Get a thin piece of wire or string, feed it into the door and pull it back to unlock the door. (Hope you get what I'm trying to say here).
Once the door is open you'll be able to ascertain what parts are required to repair.
If your door handle is on the right, feed the wire from the right side of the door and work it until both ends are at the left side, then pull to the left.
Hope this helps and keep me updated.
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Lee

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Lots of people force the door open out of frustration and cause extra expense. There are many reasons why the door may be jammed shut -

The water hasn't pumped out properly and the washing machine has a pneumatic door safety lock (a rubber hose connected to the door interlock and connected to a pressure chamber bottle on the tub. Water forces air up this tube and locks the door) Washing machine won't empty water
The water has pumped out properly, but a blockage of gunge inside the pressure chamber bottle is trapping the air that's operating the door lock (if a pneumatic lock is fitted - not many have these days due to cost cutting)
Door interlock jammed
Door catch, handle, or mechanism broken
****** (a device that detects the motion of the drive belt fitted to many older Hotpoint washing machines which "pecks" at the belt when the door handle or button is operated) is broken or has fallen off
Do not take the lid off and reach inside the washing machine to try and release the door if the washing machine is still plugged in as you will be electrocuted.

Make sure the washing machine is unplugged if you keep messing with it.

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    Dileep Keshavanarayana Jul 01, 2008

    See if you can move the dial after you turn it back on

  • Dileep Keshavanarayana
    Dileep Keshavanarayana Jul 01, 2008

    try turning it on again and wash those clothes & then after the operation completes the door may open automatically

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