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OK. I need to lake a careful look........
...no screws on top. Where would I drill?
Meanwhile, I will check for twisting.
Talk to you again in 5 mins.
Doesn't appear to be a twisting problem.
No screw visible.
Not clear where I should try to lever. No sign of a pin.
Progress! Gentle levering clicked door open!
However latch seems to be frozen in locked mode. How can I release?
Do you still need a pic?
Yes lock still in locked position.
Now I will remove front fascia. Guess this may take a while.
Talk to you soon.
Fascia panel removed, but can't see how to unlock lock. Also not sure how to detach it from panel for better access. There are no screws. Seems to be a snap together assembly. Do I need to bend any metal tabs to release it?
The reason the problem arose was because the door springs slammed the door shut once the heavy wooden front panel was detached. My bad.
Thanks for your patience.
I've got the metal plate out and the plastic lock is snap-fitted to the metal panel. Not obvious how to dis-assemble.
I'll have another try to rotate to unlock.
OK, I'll give that a try.
Managed to partially dismantle lock by detaching microswitch assembly. This allowed sufficient access to rotate lock without resorting to wire loop.
Now need to reassemble and check that it works OK.
I'll post you the result in a while.
Door won't close now.
I'll need to take it apart again to find out what's wrong.
There's a brown plastic bar that can be moved from side to side. This is inaccessible once fascia is assembled. Guess it might be child proof lock mechanism for models with child proof lock feature. My problem is whether to slide it to left or right.
I'll keep you posted.
After several attempts I managed to correctly assemble door lock and micro-switch.
Then took side panel off. Gruesome sight. Plastic tubes and float chambers choked with evil looking fibrous mould and slime.
Methinks not worth trying to fix. Time to invest in a new one. This one must be ten years old now, so hasn't done bad I guess.
Anyhow thanks for your patient assistance. Let me know how to leave signs of satisfaction.