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Hotpoint wma46 door lock

Hi, have just read your post on fixya from last yeay when you changed the door seal on your hotpoint wma46 and the door wouldnt lock, i have just changed the door seal on mine and have the same problem with the lock, could you tell me what you did to fix it please?

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Make sure door seal is fitted correctly to the cabinet. you may find that all that is required is to push the door harder than usual till the seal beds in

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