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Dishwasher Model LSV66 - door will not open - Ariston Technologies Dishwashers

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  • rggoodall Jan 02, 2011

    Thank you for this help. The wire hanger was not strong enough to prise the catch off, but the screwdriver trick did confirm that the problem was the catch.
    However, what we ended up using was the 'z' tool used for laying tongue and groove flooring, and with some help with the screwdriver, we got the short end in place, and with one hefty belt from a good sized hammer, the catch finally released.
    I think when we tried with the coathanger, instead of doing too much pulling at the door, it may have helped if we'd pushed it a little, to take some strain off the catch while trying to disengage it.
    Again, many thanks for the suggestion, guess next stop is online sales for dishwashers - apparently wife has always thought door was not good - either to close or to open - but we've had a good 10 years from it.
    Rob

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There is probably something broken with the latch mechanism as it is mostly made of plastic.

Safety first, ensure mains is off to dishwasher!

Your best chance of opening - Method one - first you need to understand how the latch works. In LSV66, the latch is right at the top, centre above the door handle and the ariston logo; you cant see any of these unless you have it opened - so try to imagine the mechanism as I describe; the door side is a tongue while on the dishwasher side it is a D-shape loop - at locked position, the tongue is inserted into the loop from below. So to pick it, use a coat hanger wire, bend it into L-shape. The problem is you need to slide this between the door and presumedly your worktop and slide it to the middle, learn where the latch is initially - the hard part is you need to slide the L-shape tip as close as possible the the door side, the tip should come in from sideway sp that you are trying to slide the tip arm of the L-shape underneath the d-loop and to unhook it is to flick the d-loop with upward turn and NOT downward since it loops over the tongue from top. Method two - assume you are confused about method one or simply cant slide the L-shape between the tongue and d-loop, the next best way is to pry the latch open, here you run a small risk of breaking the d-loop but you can easily buy a replacement spare - to pry open the door, use a sturdy tool if you dont have a suitable size crow bar - a robust screwdriver could do. You need to pry it close to the latch to get good fulcrum power, so approach middle above the logo between door and worktop - you are likely to scratch the top edge of the door but again this part is concealable when the door is shut so wont be too cosmetically bad.
Once opened, unscrew the top panel from inner door, you will find the latch mechanism which I assume something is broken - replace this by buying a spare - usually cost around £20.

Good luck.

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