We broke the door handle on our Malber 1000 Can we order a new one and can we fix it ourselves?
Mike, in Washington D.C., again. Of course you can do it yourself.
First call Joel (Malber in NY) at 800-600-8913 or 516-294-6660 . Tell
him which model machine you need a door latch for (if you aren't sure,
check label in rear).
Once you've received your new latch assy (about $20):
Open door, and notice white plastic "ring" around glass is actually 2
pieces (front and rear) snapped together - with a seam around periphery.
Unsnap (separate) them by either getting your fingernails into the seam
and pulling them apart - or prying them open with a spackle knife or
thin screwdriver blade. Once it starts coming apart, just work the
opening all the way around.
Remove front "ring" and set aside.
Using a 1.5mm Torx screwdriver, remove 2 small screws holding broken
latch assy. Note the way the ends of the spring go under the 2 screws.
That's the way it has to go back.
Slip new latch assy into place, pressing vertical "hinge pin" and ends
of spring into slots (near screw holes).
Replace 2 screws. Test latch with door open - is it working? Try
closing door. All good?
Replace front "ring": Open door and, while pulling out on latch handle,
slip the ring over the latch handle and get it into approximate
position. Let go of latch (it snaps into "closed" position) and adjust
ring so it doesn't bind the latch handle (meaning it's free to move).
Now, beginning anywhere on outside edge, begin snapping rings together -
and continue all the way around.
Test that door latch still operates smoothly and that door latches shut
FYI: There is no adjustment for this latch assy - it just fits precisely
where it's supposed to.
Good luck and God Bless ...
Sep 26, 2010 |
Malber WD1000 Front Load Washer/Dryer