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Door won't lock

My door will not lock and due to this the machine will not start. I found that if I push the latch over in the lock manually when the doors open it starts. For some reason it won't do this automatically. Can anyone help?

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  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    have to hit the top of the door to engage the lock and it is getting worse

  • bowidget8 Jun 09, 2008

    Door closes fine on my LG washer, all settings light up properly and I can program everything fine, the door seems to be latching although the door light will not light up therefore when I push the start knob no action and door lock light still is not lighting

  • kimmitchell6 Jul 25, 2008

    I have same problem, there is power but when I press start the door won't lock or fill with water.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    Hi, i have a hotpoint washer/dryer but the door wont lock and therefore wont do anything. All the lights come on except the door locked light. We have brought a new lock but still does not work. Can anybody help me?



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You either have to change the whole lock assembly, or just fix the catch magnet which might be malfunctioning. In parts shouldn't be more than 100$. you can try looking for the part here: Good luck

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