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Inglis front loader, model #IFW7300WW01. Why doesn't it work?

It stopped working with a load of clothes in it and I had to manually open the door. I replaced the door latch sensor.



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SOURCE: Indesit WE14UK front loading washing machine door locked

try turning the timer knob/programme selector dial round to a black dot, switch appliance off then back on again. the red light should flash once, then pause, then twice then pause then three times. the appliance should now be reset and your door should open, if not there could be a fault on the main pcb control unit.
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Posted on Nov 07, 2007



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SOURCE: Door Wont Open

Your washing machine is fucked, and your clothes probably have more chance of fitting your cat than they do you. is your washing machine french...?  

Posted on Jan 02, 2008



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SOURCE: front door buzzing Frigidaire front loading washer

replace entire door lock assembly ..remove spring holding the door boot in place and roll boot back ..unless you have the one where the seal is glued then carefully slide knife under edge to cut through glue take the screws from lock and pull through opening remove wires and install new lock ..if noise is only issue use till it blows then replace

Posted on Jul 31, 2008


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SOURCE: Door locked on compact Whirlpool front-load washer

This worked for me. I turned off the washer and hit the area on the washer directly to the right of the door handle (not hard enough to break something or cause a dent). It popped right open.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009


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You said,The latch remains in the door closed position after each load. I can manually reset it by taking the cover off and it works fine until after it runs a cycle and I open the door again. Is this a latch problem or a electronics problem. Note, I have replaced the latch assembly about a year ago for a different reason

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