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Fault on 9 year old bosch washing machine-F61.How can i fix

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Fault on 9 year old bosch washing machine-F61.How can i fix it?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
FD/SER no. 8712/200459

Thank you for that information.

With Error F61, you can try unplugging the machine for 10 full minutes and then plug it back in, if that works Great!

But if not you will need to replace the door lock mechanism to clear this fault.

The best place to get a new door interlock is :

Its pretty easy to replace if you are a little handy and have a few basic hand tools. I will help you when you have this part as well;-)

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks michael will do that.In the mean time the door is pretty much locked with washing inside.How to open?

Hi you could take the top and front off enough the find the release catch and use a screw driver to release that door lock, or you can wrap a piece of strong thin cord around the door so it will pull the latch Inward and then you can open the door. If that doesn't work and you dont take the door apart you can just pull hard on it but not using the door Handel or it may break also but the the door will pop open breaking the door latch that is already no good lol.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks again michael.Bye for now.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK michael.Part ordered and I have accessed the interlock,removed small electric plug.Its not obvious how i remove defective lock apart from `with force` from outside the machine where it pokes through? Thanks

Hi yes;-) You are correct there.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK thanks.Hopefully sorted.Bye

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