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Washing machine - door will not close
« on: April 30, 2020, 08:37:39 pm »
Me again. We have a Hoover WXDA washer/dryer. The door will not close and latch.
I replaced the door interlock switch. Nope, still refuses to latch.
Any ideas please?

Kim

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Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 08:43:49 pm »
Could the latch or the interlock be held in place by self-untapping screws into plastic, leading to an alignment problem?  Or for that matter, something at the hinge side of things.

I had to bodge MIL's tumble dryer because of that (not helped by her ignoring the "push to open" sticker on the door and forcing it, as is her way).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 08:44:31 pm »
Me again. We have a Hoover WXDA washer/dryer. The door will not close and latch.
I replaced the door interlock switch. Nope, still refuses to latch.
Any ideas please?
Automatic weapon........

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 08:58:20 pm »
Jurek, you haev an unhealthy obsession with automatic weapons in the kitchen...

Regardint the latch there is no clicking noise or movement of the latch. I assume the machine is not sending a signal to engage the latch.

Wowbagger

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Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 09:05:07 pm »
Has Boris Johnson escaped from the fridge?
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 09:09:07 pm »
Egads. There is a mop of blonde hair in there.

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 10:11:54 pm »
Jurek, you haev an unhealthy obsession with automatic weapons in the kitchen...



Squirrels are known to enter through the kitchen door.

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2020, 12:03:14 am »
I'd go with Kim's suggestion of hinge problem, we had a machine in a self catered that didn't want to close at all, it turned out to be just a tired sagging hinge that stopped the door lock and machine body parts aligning, slight lift on closing worked every time.

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 10:30:20 am »
Thankyou so much to neilrj.  You gave me the solution. The door interlock was OK.
The latch on the door itself had a dropped pin. the fix is to take the door off, then remove the inner of the door using a T20 driver.
Then push the latch pin back into place, and apply a dab of glue.
This video shows how:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6H-gqJL6Pk

As an aside, I expected the door interlock to move or click when the power is applied.
Not so. It looks like the latch from the door has to go into EXACTLY the right place before the interlock moves.

citoyen

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Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2020, 10:40:32 am »
Bit late to this, but...

Me again. We have a Hoover WXDA washer/dryer. The door will not close and latch.
I replaced the door interlock switch. Nope, still refuses to latch.
Any ideas please?

Take out one of the three duvets? ;)

Re: Washing machine - door will not close
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2020, 07:43:02 pm »
Nuke it from orbit, the only way to be sure   ;D
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