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LG Intellowasher wd1280fhd door jammed - Washing Machines

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  • mc_photograp Aug 13, 2008

    The lock was broken and a replacement has been ordered,while the advice given did not specifically cure the problem,the investigation of the possible causes led to finding the fault.



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Door jammed error or door itself has got jammed really?

are you trying to open the door in middle of cycle of after full completion of cycle?

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 12, 2008

    There are safety devices that prevent you opening the door or lid while the
    washer is spinning or agitating. This is for your protection, so don't
    circumvent these safety devices.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 12, 2008

    There are many reasons why the door may be jammed shut -

    1. The water hasn't pumped out properly and the washing machine has a
    pneumatic door safety lock (a rubber hose connected to the door
    interlock and connected to a pressure chamber bottle on the tub - water
    forces air up this tube and locks the door)

    2. Washing machine won't empty water

    3. The water has pumped out properly, but a blockage of gunge inside
    the pressure chamber bottle is trapping the air that's operating the
    door lock (if a pneumatic lock is fitted - not many have these days due
    to cost cutting)

    4. Door interlock jammed

    5. Door catch, handle, or mechanism broken

    6. ****** (a device that detects the motion of the drive belt fitted to
    many older Hotpoint washing machines which "pecks" at the belt when the
    door handle or button is operated) is broken or has fallen off

    Do not take the lid off and reach inside the washing machine to try and
    release the door if the washing machine is still plugged in as you will
    be electrocuted.

    I would try to run just the spin cycle again. If that doesn't work, it's time to call the repairman.

    thank you



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Never heard of that; I would try a new door latch as I have never had a bad control issue with the operation of the door latch. There is no real way to test it. I can getb you the latch if interested. I cannot see your reply due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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