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Every now and then, the machine refused to start. We noticed that if we banged the door shut, it would start. Then it refused to start at all. We then realised that if we held the door shut for several minutes until it started, it would go OK. Now, even if we hold it, it refuses to go. Could it be the door sensor? Anyone know how big a job it is to fix and how much a door sensor would cost?

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Not a terribly difficult job, just remove the Top Panel (usually 2 screws locking it at the back, depending on your make & model), then you can reach it from the top. As a temporary (and cost-less) solution, you could always bridge the wires connected to it. This will allow the machine to work, but you will have to be sure to keep the door shut when it is operating (Mishaps do happen)

I am unable to give you an indication of price of the Door Lock because I have no real idea which Make or Model you are referring to.

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