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Rob, Home Appliance Technician
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I cannot open the door of my washing machine. I have tried

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I cannot open the door of my washing machine. I have tried all your suggestions in the book but it is totally locked.
Welcome, my name is ***** ***** I will be helping you with your problem today. If anything isn't clear, please just ask me.

Can you tell me, are you able to pull the machine out from under the counter?
Also, does the handle etc feel the same as normal, or is it loose and floppy?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No I cant pull machine out from under counter - I would have to get help.

Handle is same as normal, not floppy


OK, if you cant open the door any other way, it will have to come uot when you can get someone to help you.

Disconnect from the mains
Remove the lid and lean the machine back at 45 degrees
Look inside towards the door lock
You’ll see the latch sticking through the lock
Slide this across and the door will open
If the handle is broken, take photographs before you dismantle it to replace it, they are notoriously difficult to re assemble without a picture

You can then retry the machine.
If it wont start, then the problem was the door lock and this would need to be replaced.

If you need more help, please just ask.

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