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Daniel, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  20+ yrs. experience in white goods repair. NVQ Level 2 electronics manufacturers training courses.
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How can I open washing machine door on Indesit IWME146 after

Customer Question

How can I open washing machine door on Indesit IWME146 after cycle has finished red light continuously flashing.
JA: What happened just before the light on your Indesit washer came on?
Customer: It finished cycle.and door handle does not connect.
JA: How long has this been going on with your Indesit washer? What have you tried so far?
Customer: First time today tried to release door no joy
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: is there any way of opening?
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Daniel replied 18 days ago.



Does the door handle feel loose or floppy?



Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Expert:  Daniel replied 18 days ago.

Ok sounds like the door handle has snapped.


What you can try is get a piece of string and feed this into the gap at the top of the door and work the string round the door handle till both ends are opposite the door handle.

Then pull the string and at the same time pull the door and see if this opens.


Now this doesnt often work so if it doesnt then you need to pull the washer out from under the unit and unplug it and remove the top panel.

From there you can look down the front on the inside and on the right you will see the door lock.

Reach down there and feel the far left of the lock and you will feel the metal door pin.

You need to use a small flat bladed screwdriver and push the pin to the left and at the same time pull the door and it will open from there


Once its open you will see the door handle has snapped so it will need to be replaced.


So try that but im afraid when the handle snaps its not normall easy to get in there as you need to do the above.