My door lock magnet fell out and I don't know whee to put it back on the dispensr mechanism tomake t lock
My machine will not start because th emagnet that locks it fell out. I have the magnet, I can see it on the parts diagram but it is not exactly clear where or how it attaches to the dispenser door. Any suggestions?
Re: My door lock magnet fell out and I don't know whee to...
I found it! If you are looking at the drawer from the back the magnet sits in the pocket in the far left. The plastic extends out like a clip (to hold the magnet in place). You depress that when placing the magnet in.
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I had the same problem within my 1 year warranty. I called the company and they sent out a repairman. Apparently, there is a magnet in the drawer that lets the machine know the drawer is closed and it is safe to start the cycle. If the magnet isn't there the machine doesn't think the drawer is closed and won't start. The repairman simply had to replace the magnet and the washer started after that.
I had the same problem. If you turn the dispenser so that the front faces away from you, look on the left side in the front. half way up there is a space with what looks like a plastic clip that might hold the dispenser to the front bezel. This actually holds the magnet, which can be installed without taking the dispenser apart. Be sure to install (pop in) the magnet vertically so that the long part of the magnet sits next to the right side of the dispenser opening (when viewed from the front) when the drawer is closed.
Excellent solution. I had a similar problem. The trick is to figure out where to put the magnet. I had a hard time with that.
For those like me who might have difficulty finding the spot for the magnet, it goes on the right hand side of the detergent door. The easiest way to do it is to pull the detergent door all the way out of the machine and look at it such that the back of the door is facing you. The magnet fits vertically in a slot on the left side as you are looking at the door (right side of the doorwhen inserted in the machine) in the white plastic. It sits vertically and is held by a small latch. This is not obvious at all...
IT MIGHT BE EASY FOR YOU TO GET TO THE DOOR LOCK FROM THE TOP OF THE MACHINE.IF YOU HAVE REMOVED THE 2 SCREWS HOLDING THE LOCK IN PLACE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE IT HANGGING FROM THE TOP ITS BEST YOU HAVE A NEW LOCK ON HAND TO REPLACE IT.IF ALL FAILS BEST YOU SEEK THE HELP OF A TECHNICIAN.LET ME NO IF YOU NEED EXTRA ASSISTANCE.GOODLUCK.MOHAMED
if it's a small rectangular magnet that appears, in our case, fell out, when you add detergent, softener, etc...the magnet goes on the right hand bottom corner of the drawer face, straight up and down, not sideways. this is evidently some type of sensor allowing the washer to start. we had an error code of "ddo" when the magnet fell out.