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Smeg DI612CA integrated door springs open, catch won't hold when trying to close door. Have removed before and reset catch. Same problem now seen again. Likely that I need new catch unit, or could problem be electronic?

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SOURCE: Broken Door Spring

hi you can do it if you have good hands open the cover side of the broken arm with the spirngs understand how the Mechanism works (in\out) and what went worng and hopefuly fix it or replace the springs that died good luck

Posted on Mar 26, 2006

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Replacing the door catch

If you're talking about a hook-like device that sticks out of the door and goes into a hole in the chassis of the microwave (or any other internal part of the door for that matter) you'll have to take the door apart. Brands and models vary, but some use screws which are obvious, and others use hidden hooks similar to the ones in the drawing I've added to this post. If you can post or e-mail photos of the area where the part goes, we may be able to translate our experience with other brands to yours.

Posted on Jan 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Brand New Machine, can't open the door

Threre should be instructions on what you need to remove, but where is this black plastic located, and wher eis the screw positioned?

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

IFIXALL
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SOURCE: SMEG SA420X

Not too common at all.Tough call ,you really can't hold the tenant at fault,replace the over priced clock and inform the tenant that the next one THEY will have to pay for.

Posted on Jun 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Smeg Dishwasher DI612C

Hello Friend,

Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

Try this remedy.

When we have an error code this is the remedy.
This can reset the system.
First turn it off.
Cut power to the washer at the breaker and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.

It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems if they are not serious.
Or they are sometimes just a glitch.
Write back right away and let me know that it worked and solved the problem .
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How old is the appliance?








Here is an interesting report I just read.

Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.


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Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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