If it's anything like the WM65 then I did it myself this evening. Be aware that I'm no professional.
Three screws on the back of the top cover.
Remove the soap/fabric softener tray.
Four screws off around the gap that's left.
Three knobs to pull off (it helps if you remember which way they are set when you do this!)
Take the rectangular control panel off, which should now be loose - it has interlocks on the right hand side, so be careful not to break them. You may need to tie or tape the panel safely out of your way to te top of the machine.
Three screws off the top off the door section.
Open the door
unscrew the two short screws holding the lock plate. The interlock switch will fall off the back of the door, held on by it's power supply.
Stick your hand round the back and pull it clear.
Swap the mechanism (mine cost £14)
Good luck. This wasn't the fault on my machine in the end. boo hoo!
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From the manual page 24: 'Door' is flashing in the display window...
?Shut the door firmly, until it clicks.
The symbol should now go out.
I suspect the door sensor has failed. It thinks you haven't closed the door, so it refuses to do anything at all. It's called a Door Interlock, it has a switch or sensor built into it.
First try unplugging the washer for 60 seconds and plugging back in to try to reset the controller. (Dry hands only!)
If the door interlock is a simple switch, you should be able to check it with an ohmmeter. I would check it first before buying a new one.
The part number is HPTC00085194 or C00085194, here are a couple places you can buy one. You can also find them on ebay.
Try pushing the door in as I suspect the door interlock switch is stuck, if this dosen't work you will have to replace the door interlock switch which can be purchased from Hotpointspares.co.uk and is reasonably easy to fit as can be seen on YouTube .
The door should have a pin on it that pushes and closes the interlock switch. Check to see that the switch is inadjust ment to trip by turning off the water door open and with a plastic rod or a pencil push thru' the hole in the chasis where the door pin goes through and start the machine. If it starts quickly pull out the pencil, unplug the machine and adjust the switch. Plug it back in. It may continue on with the cycle you just started if not better! If not close the door aand start a short cold wash cycle. If it sounds like it wants to start, turn on the water and let it run thru' the complete cycle.
I'm old fashioned and am not familiar with the "duff door interlock switch" term. However, you are familiar with the fact that there is a switch that is activated when you close the door. That switch or a post that pushes that switch is not doing it's job.
Could be that the switch is not working properly or the post is broken.
On some front load clothes washers, the door has a safety interlock switch that prevents the washer from operating if the door is not fully closed (or the door / safety interlock switch is not aligned or broken.)
interlock is device which prevents door opening when machine is operating. why do you want to change it? to access interlock. remove door gasket from cabinet in area of door handle and interlock is held by 2 screws from outside