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Washer door won't open (hotpoint first editon 800)


The washer door won't open. (hotpoint first edition 800)i have turned on the washer after 10 seconds of a doing a cycle the fuse in the plug had blown. We then replaced the fuse in the plug, the washer continued and completed the cycle but the door lock light is still lit and the door will not open. We have put the same wash through another cycle and the door is still locked.
Can Anyone help with this. without having to call out an engineer.

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  • ditomiranda Nov 30, 2009

    hi, same problem here, fuse... rest of the wash... not opening. I took the top cover of the washing machine off and then i slid my hand to the orange door look inside, had to be careful cuz of cables and electric bits around the top, once your fingers get there you should be able to open the hatch by pressing a little sort of button there, try to open with the other hand, i doesnt need much force on it, it is a very small and simple mechanism. Of course on my next wash i realized that i doesn't open again so have to do the whole hand in the hole procedure again. Now i just need to know what exactly do i need to fix or replace for this not to happen again, will it be the door mechanism? or a fuse of some sort somewhere? help! Can't live opening the bloody top of the machine every time! (the thing is fitted under my kitchen work tops)

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I have just had exactly the same problem. 10 seconds of washing, fuse blew, replaced it, cycle completed but now the door lock is stuck on. Like you I tried a new cycle but this has done nothing. In the end (and I'm not suggesting that this a remedy to the problem) I unplugged the machine - pulled the door handle til a gap appeared at the top of the door and forced it open by working a pair of scissors in to the gap and pulling. Of course as soon as I shut the door again and turned on the power the lock light came straight back on the and the door was locked tight. Sorry but this is the best I have come up with short of calling some one out.

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